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7:00 PM | The Catholic Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

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United States Naval Academy

A lecture by Prof. Paul Gondreau (Providence College) 

Lecture at 7:00 PM

Food and Fellowship at 6:30 PM

Wesley Brown Fieldhouse at the Naval Academy Yard

Co-sponsored by the Catholic Midshipmen’s Club.

Free and open to the public. 

About the Speaker:

Paul Gondreau earned his doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, writing under the renowned Thomist scholar Rev. JeanPierre Torrell, O.P. He is professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he teaches/has taught courses on marriage, Christology, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the Church, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and the Catholic thought of J.R.R. Tolkien.

He has a published manuscript on Christ's human passions in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and has published numerous essays in the area of Thomistic Christology, Thomistic anthropology, a Thomistic account of human sexuality, and a Thomistic theology of disability. He is associate editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera, and has served as a consultant to the USCCB's committee on marriage and family.