You are invited to join Barry University’s Department of Theology and Philosophy in honoring Richard R. Gaillardetz, PhD with the 2018 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence. Gaillardetz will present:
Beyond Dogmatism: The Case for a Normative Tradition in an Age of Scandal
Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Presentation
The Yves Congar Award is named after one of the great theologians of tradition in the history of Catholicism. But the value of belonging to a coherent religious tradition is not as apparent today as it was 50 years ago. As numerous studies have confirmed, young adults (and many others) are fleeing the Catholic Church and other mainstream Christian churches in disturbing numbers. Some have been repelled by church scandal, others by an overbearing dogmatism, still others by a cultural allergy to institutional belonging. This lecture will consider whether a case can still be made for belonging to a normative religious tradition.
About the Honoree
Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology and chair of the theology department at Boston College. A past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Gaillardetz has authored or edited 13 books and numerous articles in fundamental theology, ecclesiology, and spirituality.