Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The presence of God in the mass media is the topic of the annual Wade Lecture at Marquette University, Wednesday, March 30. The Rev. Johannes Ehrat, S.J., the 2011 Wade Chair, will deliver, “God in the Mass Media? ¬–A Semiotic Approach to a Theology of Communication,” at 4 p.m. in Raynor Library’s Beaumier Suites, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ehrat will discuss communication in the context of Christian theology and the production of mass media. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ehrat’s research is focused on media scandals, specifically religious scandals, as well as investigative and other forms of journalism. Ehrat earned undergraduate degrees in philosophy and theology, as well as a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He has a master’s and doctoral degree in communication from Concordia University, Quebec, and the University of Montreal, respectively. He is teaching a course, “Perspectives in Scandal, Ethics and the Media,” at Marquette University for the 2011 spring semester.
About the Wade Chair
The Wade Chair was established in 1988 to honor Rev. Francis C. Wade, S.J., a member of the Marquette Jesuit community and Department of Philosophy for over 40 years. As a well-published, student-oriented scholar, he supported other faculty members and guided the Department of Philosophy to a position of scholastic renown and received the university’s Père Marquette Award for Teaching Excellence in 1970. In 1988, the university received a gift from the Marquette Jesuit Community endowing a chair named in his honor in recognition of his contribution to both the university and Jesuit community.
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