MANILA, Feb.2, 2015 – The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Sacred Theology and UST Theological Society will host a lecture series on interreligious dialogue inspired by theologian Fr. Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfons Schillebeeckx at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) B.G. Paredes, OP building on Feb. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The UST Faculty of Sacred Theology and UST Theological Society has invited a foreign speaker, Prof. Dr. Mathijs Lamberigts, dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium, to discuss contemporary challenges faced by interreligious dialogue and religious freedom for the said lecture series.
Lamberigts is also a professor of KU Leuven in Belgium, which was founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V and is one of the oldest existing Catholic universities in the world.
The UST Faculty of Sacred Theology and UST Theological Society organized the said event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Paul VI closed the Second Vatican Council on Dec. 8, 1965 at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Schillebeeckx is a renowned theologian and Dominican priest who authored several books such as Christ the Sacrament of the Encounter with God in 1963, Revelation and Theology in 1967, The Eucharist in 1968 and Christ:The Christian Experience in the Modern World in 1980. (Vanessa M. Puno/CBCPNews)