Monday, October 12, 2015

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2015-16 David C. and Virginia Steinmetz lecture Nov. 2 featuring Brian E. Daley, the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., as the guest lecturer.

A historical theologian and a Jesuit, Daley will lecture on "Unpacking Chalcedon: From Studied Ambiguity to Saving Mystery," from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Goodson Chapel. He specializes in the study of the early church, particularly the development of Christian doctrine from the fourth to the eighth centuries. He also received the 2013 Ratzinger Prize in Theology, which was awarded by the pope.

Daily has prepared a critical edition of the works of the sixth-century Greek theologian Leontius of Byzantium, which is to appear in the series "Corpus Christianorum," and has written a number of articles for scholarly journals on ancient Christology, Trinitarian theology, and eschatology.

A past president of the North American Patristic Society, Daily is an editor of the scholarly journal Traditio, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He is also the executive secretary of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation in North America.

His books include: Light on the Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord; Gregory of Nazianzus; a translation of Hans Urs von Balthasar's book, Kosmische Liturgie, as Cosmic Liturgy: the Universe According to Maximus the Confessor; On The Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies; and The Hope of the Early Church.  

The lecture is open to the Divinity School community, and registration is not required. 

For more information, contact Mary Jo Clancy in the Office of the Dean at (919) 660-3434.