“Ecclesial Ministries and the Sacramental Principle,” Title of Theology Lecture
Rev. Michael Himes, Ph.D., professor of Theology at Boston College, will deliver Creighton University’s 9th Annual Michael G. Lawler Lecture in Theology at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom on the Creighton campus. The lecture titled “Ecclesial Ministries and the Sacramental Principle,” is free and open to the public.
Himes, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, is a recipient of the Social Concerns Award of the University of Notre Dame and the Washington Theological Union’s Sophia Award for Excellence in Theology. For several years he was the Catholic theological consultant to ARCUS, the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States.
He is the author of many books including “Fullness of Faith: The Public Significance of Theology,” which he co-authored with his brother and which was awarded the Catholic Press Association Book Award in 1994, and “Ongoing Incarnation: Johann Adam Möhler and the Beginnings of Modern Ecclesiology,” which received the Catholic Press Association Book Award in 1998. He is co-editor of “Finding God in All Things” and “The Legacy of the Tübingen School,” associate editor of “The Harper Collins Encyclopedia of Catholicism,” and translator of a nineteenth-century classic, J. S. Drey’s “Introduction to the Study of Theology.”
The Michael G. Lawler Lecture is made possible through an endowment established by Dr. and Mrs. Ray F. Kiefer, III. Dr. Kiefer received an M.D. from Creighton University’s School of Medicine in 1984. His wife, Jacquelyn, Olerich Kiefer, graduated from Creighton’s School of Nursing in 1980.