Reverend Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., to hold the Reverend Francis Wade, S.J., Chair for Fall 2014.
Fr. Llywelyn earned his PhD at the University of Wales and has taught both there and at Loyola Marymount University, where he is director of the Catholic Studies program.
Fr. Llywelyn’s academic expertise is Christian spirituality, focusing especially on the relationship between faith and culture. His first book, Sacred Place, Chosen People: Land and National Identity in Welsh Spirituality investigates the nexus between religious and cultural identities in his native Wales. His second book, Toward a Catholic Theology of Nationality, examines the contested field of nationalism and national identity, through the lens of systematic theology. He is currently researching a book on devotion to the Virgin Mary and imperialism. He has published articles in the areas of Eastern Christian iconography, Mariology, Welsh hymnology, theology and culture, and popular religiosity.
Fr. Llywelyn will deliver the Wade Public Lecture on Thursday, November 6th at 4 pm. The event will take place in the Lunda Room in the Alumni Memorial Union. The title of his lecture is “Our Father Jesus the Nazarene at the End of the World: Lessons from Popular Devotion.”This lecture is open to the public, but seating is limited. For further information, please contact Kim Newman.