Vatican II: A Council That Will Never End.
October 11, 2022 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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A Webinar Symposium Series to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council
Speaker: Paul Lakeland, PhD
Paul Lakeland is the Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Professor of Catholic Studies and founding Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution in Connecticut. He has taught at Fairfield since 1981, serving as department chair in Religious Studies for ten years and six years as Director of the Honors Program. He is the author of ten books, the latest of which is The Wounded Angel: Fiction and the Religious Imagination (2017). Lakeland is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Theological Society, the College Theology Society and the Catholic Theological Society of America, of which he is a past President. He teaches courses in liberation theology, Catholic ecclesiology and religion and literature. In 1990 he was chosen AHANA Students’ Professor of the Year, and in 2005 he was named the Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year. In 2015 he received the Saint Anselm of Canterbury Award from Voice of the Faithful, Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, and the Trivison Award from FutureChurch. In 2017 Fairfield University selected him as a recipient of its Martin Luther King Vision Award. In 2020 he was honored by the American Association of Catholic Universities with the Monika Hellwig Award for contributions to the Catholic intellectual tradition, and also received Fairfield University’s annual Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award. When he is not teaching, writing, or reading fiction, he likes to cook.