Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology hosts a lecture and
book signing by Rev. Thomas G. Guarino, S.T.D, on Wednesday, October 2,
2013 at 3:15 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel on his newest book, "Vincent of
Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine." Wine and Cheese
Reception to follow.
Rev. Thomas G. Guarino, S.T.D., Professor of Systematic Theology, earned his B.A. at Seton Hall University, an S.T.B. from Rome’s Gregorian University and an S.T.L. and S.T.D. from the Catholic University of America. His previous publications include Revelation and Truth, Foundations of Systematic Theology, and Vattimo and Theology and scores of articles and reviews in theological and philosophical journals.
Vincent of Lérins, a 5th-century theologian, is one of the earliest thinkers to face the thorny issue of how Christian doctrine develops over time. His work has helped the Church think clearly about the essential blending of continuity and change over the course of the centuries. Vincent invites us to look at questions at the very heart of the theological enterprise:
- Can the Church truly "progress" in its teachings over time?
- Why does the Church call some changes "developments," but other changes "heresies"?
- Who decides that one change is illegitimate while another is perfectly acceptable?
- How can Vincent’s thought help the Church today?
Registration is encouraged. Please call (973) 761-9016 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.