Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J., will present the 2012 Chancellor’s Lecture at Regis College on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 pm in St. Joseph’s Chapel.
Fr. Gallagher will speak on "Enlarging the Tent: New Horizons in Fundamental Theology."
Fr. Gallagher is a professor of fundamental theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he served as dean of the faculty of theology from 2005-2008. His primary research interest is examinations of “faith and unbelief, culture and spirituality.” He has taught courses in “unbelief and culture, seminars on Newman, Bernard Lonergan, the relationship between theology and imagination, and the history of thinking on the act of faith.” He is the author of several books including Faith Maps: Ten Religious Explorers from Newman to Ratzinger (2010), Clashing Symbols: An Introduction to Faith and Culture (2004), and Help my Unbelief (1983).
Fr. Gallagher studied literature at University College Dublin, Caen University, and Oxford. He received his doctorate in theology from Queen’s University, Belfast. He lectured in modern English and American literature at University College Dublin from 1972-1990. He later moved to Rome, and worked on the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers and the Pontifical Council for Culture. He served as dean of the faculty of theology at the Gregorian from 2005-2008. He currently serves as Rector of the Collegio Bellarmino in Rome, a Jesuit community for post-graduate students.
This event is free. All are welcome. Lecture will take place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College. Seating is limited. Please pre-register by clicking here or calling 416-922-5474 x221.
Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.
Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a Founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology.
Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.