Lecture to Focus on Multilayered Understanding of the Holy Spirit

Duquesne's 13th annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium will explore the theology of the Holy Spirit as it relates with contemporary issues.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Rev. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, will present the keynote lecture Discerning the Holy Spirit in the World of Religious Pluralism(s), Secularism(s), and Science(s): A Multilayered Constructive Christian Vision of Pneumatology for the Third Millennium.  

"In difference from the traditional limitation of the Spirit's work mainly to the 'spiritual'- the Trinity, revelation, salvation, spirituality and some aspects of the church-this multilayered account envisions the Spirit's work in all aspects of the world and life," says Kärkkäinen.  

Immediately following the keynote lecture, Dr. Christine M. Helmer, professor of German and religious studies at Northwestern University, will share an invited response.  

The Holy Spirit Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Power Center's Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, and a reception will follow.  

The accompanying Holy Spirit Colloquium and Panel Discussion, which feature speakers from around the world as well as Duquesne's own faculty and graduate students, will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 613 of the Duquesne Union.

The Annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium is an expression of Duquesne's mission and charism as a University founded by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/holyspirit

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