Manning the Station
Tuesday May 27th 2008, 10:23 pm
Filed under: Patristics

The Society of St. John Chrysostom promotes ecumenical dialogue of the east-west variety. Most members belong to Orthodox or Catholic churches. I’ve had the honor of speaking twice in the lecture series of the Youngstown-Warren, Ohio Chapter.

Next up in the series is Father Pat Manning, who will speak on “John Henry Cardinal Newman and the Development of Christian Doctrine.” The talk takes place Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Austintown, Ohio. (For information, call 330-755-5635.)

Father Manning is Vice-Rector at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus. He holds a doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University and a bundle of other degrees from the Gregorian and Angelicum in Rome, from Boston College, and from the Athenaeum in Cincinnati.

Newman’s Essay On Development Of Christian Doctrine is one of the must-read works of patrology, near the top of even the shortest lists. If you can make it to Austintown, you don’t want to miss this talk.


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That should be interesting….saying the words “doctrinal development” makes most intelligent Orthodox break out in hives.

One of your frequently-quoted authors, Fr. Andrew Louth has a fairly well-known essay out there where he rakes poor Newman over the coals. Unfairly so, in my opinion, but pretty severe nonetheless. You should bring a copy of the essay to the meeting!

Post an update once its over and let us know how it went!

Comment by Conan DeWitt 05.29.08 @ 11:27 am



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