September 15, 2011
Doctrine of Mary’s Immaculate Conception Examined
Grace and predestination to be explored at annual Theotokos Lecture
MILWAUKEE – The perceived conflict between scripture and the doctrine of Mary’s Immaculate Conception is the topic of the 2011 Theotokos Lecture Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Rev. Edward T. Oakes, S.J., professor of theology at University of St. Mary on the Lake, will tackle this conflict in his presentation, “Predestination, Sola Gratia
and Mary’s Immaculate Conception.” Oakes will also examine the concepts of grace and predestination through the lens of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. Oakes is the author and editor of numerous books and his articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Religion
, Pro Ecclesia
, Theological Studies
, First Things
and other scholarly and popular periodicals.
The annual Theotokos Lecture is organized by Marquette’s Department of Theology
. The lecture is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and takes its name from an ancient honorific title given to her.