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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
For more information about the Department of Theology and Philosophy, contact Dr. Matthew Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org.