Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology was proud to present Scott Hahn, Ph.D., professor of theology and scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville and founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, on October 26 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange. The event was part of the Seminary's Archbishop Gerety Lecture Series.
Dr. Hahn was welcomed by Monsignor Robert Coleman, rector and dean of the Seminary, which is concluding the observance of its 150th anniversary. Dr. Hahn then delivered his lecture, “The Evangelical Catholic Moment: The Bible, The Eucharist and the New Evangelization,” to a full house of 750 people. Most Reverend John J. Myers, archbishop of Newark, was present, as was Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, archbishop emeritus of Newark (1974-86). The prestigious Gerety Lectures are funded by the retired archbishop, who, at age 99, is the oldest bishop in the U.S. and the oldest archbishop in the world.
Following his lecture, Dr. Hahn chatted with some of the attendees, took a few photos and signed copies of his book.
Dr. Hahn is an exceptionally popular speaker and teacher and has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986. Author or co-author of more than 40 books, his newest titles include the Catholic Bible Dictionary; Many are Called; and Signs of Life.
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