The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

WHAT:


Presentation of CUA's Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies

WHEN:

4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 9

WHERE:




The Catholic University of America
Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC

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Geoffrey Wainwright, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at the Duke University Divinity School, will receive CUA's Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. After presentation of the award he will give an informal talk titled "Professor, Prefect, and Pope: The Theological Consistency of Benedict XVI."

Wainwright is an ordained minister of the British Methodist Church and for six years served as a missionary pastor and teacher in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order, and since 1986 he has been very active in the dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church.

The Quasten Medal - the only academic award given by CUA's School of Theology and Religious Studies - is named after Rev. Johannes Quasten, a religious studies professor who taught at CUA for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1979. Father Quasten published more than 100 books and articles and is best known for his four-volume "Patrology," a standard reference in the field of patrology (a branch of historical theology).

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

SPONSOR:

School of Theology and Religious Studies

MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison at 202-319-5600.

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, harrisoc@cua.edu
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, leect@cua.edu