Early Christian texts and practices are topic of March 26 Simon Brute Seminary Lecture

by Susan Sullivan | Feb 22, 2019

Over thousands of years in human history, key individual, philosophical, and historical achievements and milestones have directly impacted the Catholic Church and Christianity as we know it today.

A 2013 book titled Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles offers insight about late first and early second century Christian rituals and liturgy as the first "manual" for Christian life.

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Dr. Clayton Jefford is professor of scripture at Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology. He has authored a number of books and serves as co-editor of Forum, a scholarly journal that publishes current research and cognate studies on the bible, Jesus, Christian origins, and related fields.

The book's author, Professor Clayton N. Jefford, will discuss his work on Tuesday, March 26, when he appears at Marian University for the annual Simon Brute Seminary Lecture at 4 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 of the Evans Center. View our campus map.

The lecture is free and open to high school students, parents, Marian students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and members of the general public.

The Department of Theology and Philosophy is hosting the event says Matthew Sherman, department chair, because of its mission to share the Catholic faith and Christian tradition with a broad constituency.

Toward that end, the department will distribute the third in a series of Christian theological timelines to attendees, including a poster with the first two already included.

"These timelines visually demonstrate historically significant events in Christianity and key biblical and scriptural scholars," Sherman explains. "We want to share the big-picture view of how a now 2,000-year-old tradition has responded to the distinct needs of Christians in each historical era."

Can't make it to the lecture? Email bday@marian.edu to request your copy of the poster and timelines. They can also be downloaded here:

The third timeline will be added to our free educational resources page where it will be available for download after March 26.

We hope you'll join us!

And, if you are a high school student who wants to learn more about theology, Catholic studies, pastoral leadership, philosophy, religious education, and related programs at Marian University, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at admissions@marian.edu.

For more information about the Department of Theology and Philosophy, contact Dr. Matthew Sherman at msherman@marian.edu.

During the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium in Alumni Hall, faculty and staff judges evaluated nearly 120 students on the quality of their research and poster presentations.
During the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium in Alumni Hall, faculty and staff judges evaluated nearly 120 students on the quality of their research and poster presentations.
During the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium in Alumni Hall, faculty and staff judges evaluated nearly 120 students on the quality of their research and poster presentations.
During the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium in Alumni Hall, faculty and staff judges evaluated nearly 120 students on the quality of their research and poster presentations.

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