Religion and Modernity Lectures to be Held at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – As part of the annual Religion and Modernity Lecture Series at Holy Cross, there will be two lectures held in November. Sponsored by the dean of the College and the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, the lectures are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Rev. Mark S. Massa, S.J., professor of church history at Fordham University (Bronx, N.Y.), will give a lecture entitled, "The New Anti-Catholicism, the Old Anti-Catholicism, and the Analogical Imagination," at 4 p.m. in Room 328 of the Hogan Campus Center.

Fr. Massa is also the director of the American studies program at Fordham. He is the author of "Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team."

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Werner Jeanrond, professor of systematic theology and chair of the theology department at the University of Lund in Sweden, will give a lecture entitled, "The Search for Christian Identity and Religious Pluralism," at 4 p.m. in the Browsing Room of Dinand Library.

Professor Jeanrond is the author of numerous articles and books on theological and philosophical hermeneutics, God, Christology, ecclesiology and interreligious dialogue. His book titles include, "Call and Response: The Challenge of Christian Life" and "Presence of God."

Before taking his position at the University of Lund in 1994, Jeanrond was a professor of theology at the University of Dublin in Ireland. He is currently the editor of the "Swedish Journal of Theology" and co-editor of "CONCILIUM," the international journal of Catholic theology.