The Department of Theological Studies’ annual Bellarmine Lecture features Bernard McGinn, Ph.D., who will present "Teresa of Avila: The Contemplative in Action."
The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall.
McGinn’s lecture will assess the famous mystic and founder of the Reformed branch of the Carmelite order, Teresa of Avila’s life and writings to uncover the mystery of how Teresa combined a life of contemplative prayer with her surprising activity and organizational skill in leading the Carmelite Reform.
McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is a theologian and historian whose scholarship focuses on the history of Christian thought, primarily in the medieval period, as well as apocalyptic thought and spirituality and mysticism.
The event is free and open to the public.