The Faculty of Theology and the Għaqda Studenti tat-Teoloġija are inviting the public to the Aquinas Public Lecture on Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 19:00 at the Old Refectory Hall, at the Archbishop's Curia in Floriana.
Rev. Prof. Joseph Carola SJ will deliver a lecture on: "Making Patristics Pertinent: Theological Echoes and Anticipations from John Henry Newman's 1833 Mediterranean Tour".
Prof. Joseph Carola, SJ was born in Houston, Texas, in 1962. Having entered the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus in 1980, he was ordained priest in 1993. He studied philosophy and modern foreign languages at Saint Louis University as well as theology at the Weston School of Theology and the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 2001 he obtained his doctorate in theology and patristic sciences from the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome.
He is the author of Augustine of Hippo: The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation (2005). He has contributed to the Augustinus-Lexikon (2008) and published in Augustinian Studies, Gregorianum, and Faith. Since 2002 he has been a professor of patristic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
On the 15th March at 10am Prof. Carola will deliver a lecture on The Scuola Romana's Patristic Methodology Underlying the Definability of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception at the University of Malta, Faculty of Theology, Room THL316B.