Friday, March 24, 2006

Otto Hermann Pesch to Present 2006 Pere Marquette Lecture

At Marquette University
Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., Weasler Auditorium: Otto Hermann Pesch, Professor Emeritus at the University of Hamburg in Germany, will present the 37th annual Pere Marquette Theology Lecture. The title of his lecture is: "The Ecumenical Potential of Vatican II -- 40 Years After."

While he's here,

On Monday, March 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. he will introduce a discussion of questions related to theological points of contact and differences between Martin Luther and Thomas Aquinas. Dr. Mark Johnson will respond to Pesch's presentation. Location: Marquette Hall 100.

On Monday, March 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. he will comment on the current ecumenical climate with responses and comments from Drs. Susan Wood, Lyle Dabney and Michael Fahey, as well as Rev. Dr. Eric Gritsch (Professor Emeritus for Church History at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg PA). Location: Lalumiere Language Hall 216.

On Tuesday, March 28 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. he will discuss the question "Was Luther a Heretic?" in conversation with his old friend, the esteemed Luther scholar, Rev. Dr. Eric Gritsch. Location: Marquette Hall 100.

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