The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


WHAT:



CUA to Present World-Renowned Theologian Rev. Gerald O'Collins, S.J., with Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies

WHEN:

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14

WHERE:




The Catholic University of America
Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

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Rev. Gerald O'Collins, S.J., a world-renowned theologian who currently holds the Wade Chair of Theology at Marquette University, 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 "Jesus and the Gentiles."

Father O'Collins is emeritus professor of the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, where he served as dean for many years. He began his tenure there in 1974. An Australian with a doctorate in theology from Cambridge University, he is the author or co-author of 45 titles including recent works such as Living Vatican II (2006), Easter Faith (2003), Catholicism (2003) and The Incarnation (2002).

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. A reception will follow the presentation. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

SPONSOR:

CUA 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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