"The End of Christian Divisions: Achieving Reunion Through Truth-telling"
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's College
(book signing to follow)
About Speaker Thomas Cahill
Thomas Cahill is the author of the best-selling books, How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, and the Mysteries of the Middle Ages, the first five books The Hinges of History®, his prospective seven-volume series in which he recounts formative moments in Western civilization and the evolution of the Western sensibility. He holds a B.A. in classical literature and philosophy from Fordham University and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He has taught at Queens College, Fordham University, and Seton Hall University, served as the North American education correspondent for the Times of London, and was for many years a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His most recent book is A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green.
About His Talk
The major divisions of Christianity -- Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant -- could find reunion tomorrow afternoon, if only each division would admit that it is continuing to guard a favorite assumption that just doesn't hold up to rational scrutiny. This unnecessary manning of antiquated theological barricades is the work of clergy, many of whom might suffer significant loss if such a reunion were ever to come about. Lay Christians, however, would gain tremendously.