Rev. Michael Himes, a theology professor at Boston College, will discuss “Catholicism and Culture: The Necessary Conversation” during Gonzaga University’s 32nd annual Flannery Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Himes, who earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago, is an ordained priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn in New York. He has written several books and articles, and won the Catholic Press Association Book Award in Theology twice, for “Ongoing Incarnation: Johann Adam Möhler and the Beginnings of Modern Ecclesiology” and “Fullness of Faith: The Public Significance of Theology,” which he co-wrote with his brother Kenneth Himes. Before working for Boston College, Himes served on the faculties of the Seminary of Immaculate Conception and the University of Notre Dame.
The Flannery Lecture, a gift of the late Maud and Milo Flannery of Spokane, is intended to further excellence in theological study and teaching at Gonzaga. The lecture is delivered each year by an outstanding Catholic theologian and is prepared and presented to benefit as wide an audience as possible.
In recent years, speakers have included Margaret Farley, Rosemary Haughton and Charles Curran.
For more information, contact Gail Jennings at (509) 323-6782 or via e-mail.