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Priest to discuss theology of food at Dominican University dinner and lecture

12/20/2011 - 12:39 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

River Forest, IL(December 20, 2011) - Dominican University's Siena Center will host priest and scholar Angel Méndez Montoya, OP, for its Caritas et Veritas Dinner and Lecture on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the Shaffer Silveri Atrium of Parmer Hall on Dominican's Main Campus, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest.

Méndez Montoya will discuss the theology of food and a vision of theology as food - that is, as a discipline similar to the practice of preparing and cooking a nourishing communal feast. He will share the insight and practice that he calls "alimentary theology" in his book, The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist, which has been nominated for the Michael Ramsey Prize.

The priest's interest in the theology of food grew from the disenchantment he felt during graduate school with theologies that felt unrelated to everyday life. A hunger for theological discourse that could not only nourish people's desire for God but also offer new opportunities for people to share and care for one another led to the development of his distinctive theology.

The admission price of $30 includes dinner. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required by January 13, 2012. To register, email or call (708) 714-9105.

Dominican University established the Siena Center to engage the critical issues of church and society in the light of faith and scholarship. The center was named for St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century laywoman who worked for the reform of the church and justice in the world. Her passionate devotion to the central issues of church and society inspires the work of the center in its schedule of lectures, symposia, workshops, retreats, research and seminars.

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor's degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master's degrees through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the School of Continuing Studies. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2012 issue of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master's level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as one of three "Great Schools at a Great Price" in Illinois.


Dominican University  IL, 60305 US
Dan Armstrong - Public Relations Manager,  708-524-6452


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