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2016 Faculty Summer Seminar: Meeting Paul of Tarsus  

Paul of TarsusThe Center for Catholic Studies and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership will co-sponsor the annual Faculty Summer Seminar this May 24th-May 26th, 2016, facilitated by Monsignor Anthony Ziccardi, Vice President of Mission and Ministry. The Summer Seminar is titled “Meeting Paul of Tarsus: Teacher of the Nations,” and will explore Saint Paul’s background, activity, thought and legacy.

Next to Jesus, the Apostle Paul is the most significant figure in the history of Christianity. Fully at home in Jewish, Greek, and Roman environments, Paul felt himself obligated to teach “Greeks and barbarians.” Effectively developing and bringing the Christian message to diverse peoples, he became “the teacher of the nations in faith and truth.” Attendees will learn how the powerful and controversial figure still influences us and much of the world today.

Msgr. C. Anthony Ziccardi has been a faculty member in the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and a former Associate Dean. He received his licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L.) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and his doctorate in Biblical Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University. His dissertation was on the kingdom of God in Luke-Acts. Known for his keen insight, he serves as the facilitator of the University Seminar on Mission.

Since 1998, the Center for Catholic Studies has provided the opportunity to reflect in depth on topics central to the purpose of teaching and learning at Seton Hall. This seminar is open to all administrators and faculty. Faculty participants who write a short response-essay will receive a stipend of $300. These essays will be collected and made available online by clicking here »

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, “The Core of the Core,” which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities. Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review.

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About the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership
The Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership promotes openness to God’s call in both the academic life and common life of Seton Hall University to support the overall mission of forming students as servant leaders for today’s world. The Center began in 2003 supported by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment to further their goal of preparing the next generation of Church leadership.

The Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership does its work in cooperation with other campus organizations and by sponsoring several different programs including: faculty development; scholarships; retreats for students, faculty and alumni; spiritual outreach to students; local community development; service learning opportunities; and the expression of faith through the arts.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Christine Brazeau
  • (973) 275-2175