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Women In The Catholic Church

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield University’s first annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan lecture on Women in the Church will take place on Wednesday, October 3, at 8 pm, in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The speaker is Elizabeth A. Johnson CJS, PhD, who will discuss “Women Imaging God.”

Dr Johnson, distinguished professor of theology at Fordham University in New York City, is a leading Catholic theologian in the United States and across the globe. Her scholarship focuses on the theology of God, Christology, the sacredness of the earth, and issues related to justice for women.

Her books include Consider Jesus: Waves of Renewal in Christology; She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse, Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit; and Friends of God and Prophets: A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints, which received the annual Excellence in the Study of Religion Award from the American Academy of Religion.

A past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Dr Johnson is a religious sister in the Congregation of St Joseph. Her public service in the church includes acting as consultant to the Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Women in Church and Society, theologian for the Vatican-sponsored dialogue between science and religion, and participant in the Vatican-sponsored study of Christ and world religions.

The lecture, sponsored by the university’s Department of Religious Studies, is free and open to the public; a reception follows. For more information call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 877-ARTS-396.

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