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Kenneth Parker: Coming to Terms with the Past

How Our Understanding of the Christian Past Shapes Our Future

Date of Lecture: November 7, 2012

Kenneth ParkerAbout the Speaker: Kenneth Parker is associate professor of historical theology at Saint Louis University. Born to a Pilgrim Holiness pastor, Professor Parker converted to Roman Catholicism after studying Christian history at Houghton College, Fuller Seminary and the University of Cambridge. He served as a Benedictine monk for five years before returning to academic life. At SLU, he also founded and directs a college-in-prison program, which gives inmates and prison staff the opportunity to earn a fully accredited degree.

About the Talk: Professor Parker uses his own experience of religious conversion and the teachings of the Second Vatican Council to explore four historical metanarratives that shape our understanding of Christianity today.

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