The mission of the Marianist Lecture is:
To foster dialogue on Catholic Thought and Catholic Responsibility.
A Life Worth Loving
Sunday, February 19, 2023 | 4 PM
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University
Livestream is available through the Mystical Rose Oratory Facebook page.
Dr. Anna Moreland is the author (with Dr. Thomas Smith from Catholic University of America) of a forthcoming book, Daring to Live: A Guide to a Meaningful Life. She will offer strategies for emerging adults and the people who love them to expand their imagination, build a better vocabulary, and recover habits and practices to live more fully and faithfully.
About the Speaker
Anna Bonta Moreland, PhD is the Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Chair of the University Honors Program and Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University. She received her B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College.
Anna Bonta Moreland’s areas of research include faith and reason, medieval theology with an emphasis on Thomas Aquinas, the theology of religious pluralism, and comparative theology, especially between Christianity and Islam. She has written Known by Nature: Thomas Aquinas on Natural Knowledge of God (Herder & Herder, 2010), and edited New Voices in Catholic Theology (Herder & Herder, 2012), and has published Muhammad Reconsidered: A Christian Perspective on Islamic Prophecy (Notre Dame Press, 2020). Dr. Moreland completed this work as the Myser Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture during AY 2016-2018. Her current book project is a co-written manuscript with Dr. Thomas Smith, Majoring in Life: The Complete Guide to Adulting (under review).
About the Lecture Series
The Marianist Lecture is sponsored by the Marinist Center of Hawaii, Chaminade University and St. Louis School.
The lecture fosters inclusive dialogue on Catholic Thought and Catholic Responsibility, gathering at the Kalaepohaku campus in a spirit of community and with a sense of place.
The Mackey Award for Catholic Thought is given to each presenter in honor of Fr. Robert Mackey, SM, first President of Chaminade University. Fr. Mackey was an important voice in the civic and religious community of Honolulu. This lecture series seeks to continue his commitment to Catholic Thought and Catholic Responsibility in the world.
The Mackey Award for Catholic Thought honors scholarly, community and faith leaders whose body of work advances the spirit, charism and educational mission of the Society of Mary and the Marianist Family.
This event is sponsored by:
Marianist Center of Hawaii