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6:00 PM | Why Israel Matters: A Theological Perspective

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The Catholic Information Center

1501 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

6:00 pm

A lecture by Prof. Douglas Farrow (McGill University)

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Event Description

The re-emergence of Israel as a nation-state caught the world by surprise. That Israel matters geo-politically cannot be doubted, but does it matter theologically? Is there a place for Israel, as there is for Jews, in Christian eschatology?

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, the Catholic Information Center, and the Philos Project.

Speaker Bio

Professor Farrow is a Canadian citizen, married with five children.  Before coming to McGill in 1998, he taught in the U.K. at King's College London, after completing his doctorate there under Colin Gunton. At McGill, alongside his lecturing and graduate supervision, he has served on the university's Academic Policy Committee, as on numerous Faculty or School committees, and engaged in the work of the Newman Institute. He pursues a broad range of interdisciplinary interests, anchored in theology, with colleagues here and elsewhere in North America or Europe. SS Paul, Irenaeus, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, and John Paul II provide much of the inspiration for these labours, which have a dual focus on classical theological loci and modern problems in the Church or in civil and state institutions.  

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