"Religion at the Dawn of the Millennium" is Lecture Topic at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Louis Dupré, professor emeritus at Yale University, will give a lecture entitled "Religion at the Dawn of the Millennium: The Crisis and the Challenge" on Tuesday, March 23 at 4 p.m., in room 401 of the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross.  It is a part of the ongoing Religion and Modernity Lecture Series, sponsored by the Dean's Office.  It is free and open to the public.

Dupré has lectured at a number of universities in the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Italy.  He has published over 200 articles in various philosophical and theological journals, collective works and encyclopedias.

A former member of the American Council of Learned Societies, he was elected a foreign member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He was awarded the William C. DeVane Medal for distinguished scholarship and teaching in Yale College in 1996.  In 1997, he received the Aquinas medal from the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

Dupré, who was born in Belgium, studied philosophy at the University of Leuven, where he was awarded the biennial J.M. Huyghe Prize.  After emigrating to the United States in 1958, he taught philosophy at Georgetown University.  In 1973, he became the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor in Religious Studies at Yale University.