Nicholas Standaert , Ph.D., will deliver the inaugural Matteo Ricci Lecture Series talk on at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Sinquefield Stateroom in DuBourg Hall. His address will be titled "The Jesuits Shaped by the Chinese: The Case of Matteo Ricci."
He will give another talk before that about Jesuit spirituality, titled "The Spiritual Exercises in China: Displacement and Encounters in Visual Meditation," at 7 p.m. Thursday April 10, in the Loyola Room in Jesuit Hall.
Standaert is a professor of sinology at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and is respected worldwide as one of the most authoritative and innovative scholars on the subject of Christianity in China, as well as Chinese-Western intercultural dialogue. He has published broadly including An Illustrated Life of Christ Presented to the Chinese Emperor (2007) and Methodology in View of Contact Between Cultures: The China Case in the 17th Century (2002).
The Matteo Ricci Speakers Series is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for Intercultural Studies, Center for International Studies Catholic Studies Program, Department of History and Department of Theological Studies.
For more information, visit matteoricci.slu.edu.