Rev. Michael Himes to present 2008 Suarez Lecture on Feb. 21

Thu, 01/31/2008 (All day)

MOBILE — The Rev. Michael Himes, professor of theology at Boston College, will present Spring Hill College’s 2008 Suarez Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in Byrne Memorial Hall, located on the college campus. Himes’s lecture is titled “The Church and Social Justice: Theological Foundations.” Admission is free, and a reception will follow the lecture.

Formerly on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame, Himes is a prolific writer and popular speaker. Since receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago, he has written and contributed to several books and numerous scholarly and popular journals. His books include: “Fullness of Faith: The Public Significance of Theology” (1993); “Doing the Truth in Love: Conversations about God, Relationships and Service” (1995); and “The Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism” (2004). His recognitions include the “most influential teacher” at Notre Dame, the Catholic Press Association Book Award in Theology, the Sophia Award for Theological Excellence in Service to Ministry from Washington Theological Union, and the Phi Beta Kappa Award for Outstanding Teaching at Boston College.

The Suarez Lecture, Spring Hill College's first annual lecture series, was started in 1965 by Tau Omega, the college philosophy club. The series brings nationally known scholars to lecture on topics that alternate between philosophy and theology. It is named in honor of Jesuit philosopher and theologian Francisco Suarez (1548-1617).

For more information or directions to the Suarez lecture, call the Spring Hill College Division of Philosophy and Theology at (251) 380-4660.