Rev. Donald Senior, C.P. to speak at 2009 Christus Annual Conference

Mon, 03/02/2009 (All day)

March 2, 2009

Mobile, Ala. – Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., president of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Christus Theological Institute Annual Conference. His lectures may be heard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 and at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 13 in Byrne Memorial Hall on the campus of Spring Hill College.

Since the publication of his groundbreaking study of the “Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Matthew,” Senior has been recognized as a world-class biblical scholar. His scholarly work has been published in numerous books and articles, but he has also become well known for his ability to bring the fruits of scholarship to a popular audience. Featured frequently as the keynote speaker for major conferences on church and ministry, he aims at making the biblical text come alive for the church today. 

Senior is an ordained Catholic priest, best-selling author and an internationally known biblical scholar. He was the founding director of the CTU Israel Study Program and has served on the Southern Baptist/Roman Catholic Scholars Dialogue. He is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and was appointed in 2001 by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Biblical Commission, reappointed by Benedict XVI in 2006.

His Thursday lecture is titled: “Biblical Wisdom for the 21st Century: Foundations for Reconciliation and Interreligious Dialogue.” Friday’s lecture, “Modern Biblical Interpretation: Scholarship, Faith and Tradition,” will draw upon his work with the Pontifical Biblical Commission and the recent world Synod of Bishops on the of Word of God, discussing the role of biblical scholarship in relation to the faith traditions of the community of believers and the teaching Church.

Christus Theological Institute is a grass-roots consortium of bay area churches joined in the quest to promote a deeper understanding of our Christian faith and is housed at the College.