Second in lecture series on Paul the saint will be held Oct. 17

Second in lecture series on Paul the saint will be held Oct. 17

Dr. John Martens of the University of St. Thomas theology faculty will give the second in a series of five luncheon talks dealing with the history and theology of Paul the saint.

Dr. John Martens

Martens will discuss "Paul: Convert, Missionary, Pastor" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library on the university's south campus.

All students, staff and faculty are welcome.

The series is being sponsored throughout the coming school year by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas.

The series, "St. Paul: Theologian, Pastor and Missionary. Reflections on the History and Theology of our Patron" is being held in connection with the Year of St. Paul, proclaimed in June by Pope Benedict XVI.

Lunch will be provided and reservations are requested. To make a reservation, or for more information, call (651) 962-5786.

The Ireland library is right next door to the seminary courtyard which this fall welcomed a new statue of St. Paul.

Other talks in the series are:

  • "In Light of Christ: Christ at the Center of Paul's Theology," Friday, Nov. 14, with Father Juan Betancourt of the seminary.
  • "Practical Theology: Paul as Theologian for the Church," Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, with Father Scott Carl of the seminary.
  • "'Imitate Me': Maturity in the Life of Christ," Friday, March 13, 2009, with Dr. John Martens.