2012-2013 Ignatius Jesuit Centre
A Faith that Loves the Earth
In this age of ecological stress, theology is rediscovering the natural world as a subject of religious value. In this lecture, Dr. Johnson traces how a Christian faith traditionally centered on human beings is growing to include the natural world in the definition of the ‘neighbour’ we are to love as ourselves.
Meet the Speaker Event
Location: Loyola Chapel, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Time: 5:00 – 7:00p.m., Eucharist and Reception to meet Elizabeth Johnson before the public lecture.
Cost: $50 (reception and lecture)
Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, PhD
After receiving a Ph.D. in theology from Catholic University of America (1981), Dr. Elizabeth Johnson taught at CUA before moving to Fordham. A former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and a former president of the American Theological Society, she loves to teach and was awarded Fordham University’s Teaching Award in 1998 and Professor of the Year Award in 2011. Dr. Johnson is currently researching Darwin’s idea of evolution in relation to the doctrine of creation so as to make care of the earth an inescapable part of Christian life.
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario.