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Lecture and Book Signing at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology  

Rev. Thomas GuarinoImmaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology will host a lecture and book signing by Rev. Thomas G. Guarino, S.T.D., Professor of Systematic Theology, on Wednesday, January 27, at 3 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel of Christ the Good Shepherd. The event will spotlight his newest book, Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty: Vital Statements on Contested Topics. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

All are invited to attend. Registration is encouraged. Please call (973)761-9238 or email Catherine.Xavier@shu.edu. Should you require accommodations to attend this event, please inform us upon registration.

Father Guarino 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, Vattimo and Theology, Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine and scores of articles and reviews in theological and philosophical journals. As the co-chairman of an ecumenical initiative entitled "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" (ECT), he has co-authored and co-edited a book of the nine statements issued by ECT over the past 20 years.

Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty: Vital Statements on Contested Topics explores the key accomplishments of this groundbreaking, ongoing dialogue. Introductions and notes provide context and discuss history and future prospects. The book also includes prefaces by J. I. Packer and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a foreword by George Weigel, and an epilogue by R. R. Reno and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

This new book:

  • Recounts the beginning of the bi-lateral ecumenical initiative “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” (ECT) and the controversies that attended it.
  • Examines the theology of ecumenism taught by Vatican II, including the major theological breakthroughs on which all ecumenical dialogue rests.
  • Contains the nine major documents issued by ECT from 1994-2015, including the statements on marriage, religious liberty, and justification by faith.

The lecture will examine some of the contested issues discussed in the book, including:

  • the meaning of religious freedom
  • the nature of marriage
  • the relationship between Scripture and tradition

About Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

As a House of Formation, Immaculate Conception Seminary offers men preparing for the priesthood the personal, academic, ministerial and spiritual formation essential for their conversion to Jesus Christ and for their commitment to a life of service to the Church.

As a School of Theology, the Seminary provides a theological and philosophical foundation for men and women pursuing undergraduate studies; preparing for ministries among the people of God; and varied opportunities for continuing theological education.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Catherine Xavier
  • (973) 761-9238
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