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The Department of Catholic Studies - The Synod on the Family. The Two shall become One Flesh.  

eduardo echeverriaThe Department of Catholic Studies is proud to present: The Synod on the Family. The Two shall become One Flesh: the Bodily Truth regarding the Sacrament of Marriage. The lecture will be held on September 30, at 7:30PM, Beck Rooms, First Floor Walsh Library. 

 This lecture develops the importance of the truth that the human person is bodily for the Catholic understanding of the sacrament of marriage as a one-flesh unity. Drawing on St. John Paul II's "Theology of the Body," attention is also given to the normative claim that sexual difference--male and female--is morally and sacramentally foundational for the efficaciousness of the sacrament. 

 About the Lecturer 

 Eduardo J. Echeverria is Professor of Philosophy and Systematic Theology in the Graduate School of Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the Archdiocesan seminary of Detroit, where he has taught for thirteen years. He is also a Research Fellow in the Theology Faculty of the University of the Free State, South Africa. Professor Echeverria obtained his Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He received a doctorate in philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Professor Echeverria is the author of Berkouwer and Catholicism, Disputed Questions (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2013), Vol. 24, Studies in Reformed Theology; “In the Beginning…” A Theology of the Body (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011); Dialogue of Love: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic Ecumenist (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010); and Slitting the Sycamore, Christ and Culture in the New Evangelization, Monograph, 87 pg., No. 12, Christian Social Thought Series (Grand Rapids, MI: Acton Institute, 2008). Kindle edition, revised edition, Smashwords, 2012. A noted scholar, speaker, and teacher here and internationally, he is also the author of dozens of articles. 

 About the Department of Catholic Studies 

 Established in 2012-- the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II -- the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall, America's oldest diocesan university, fosters Seton Hall's Catholic identity and mission by exploring the relationship of Catholicism with all areas of culture and learning. Since its focus is the Church's encounter and dialogue with society or the Church in the world, Vatican II designated a special place for Catholic Studies as a discipline in academic life. As a result, Catholic Studies is a dialogue between Catholicism and culture that occurs in a special way at Catholic universities. While respecting other disciplines, Catholic Studies explores theology and philosophy in relation to culture, humankind and the world. This methodological approach opens up a place for all other disciplines; these enrich Catholic Studies and are enriched in return. Catholic Studies builds upon and develops the themes and questions addressed in the University Core Curriculum and is complementary to other disciplines. A bachelor's degree in Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts degree —a major that enhances every other major. 

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