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Luc Amoussou, S.J.: Caesar or God?

The Source of Authentic Power according to Mt 22:15-22

Date of Lecture: March 19, 2015

Luc AmoussouAbout the Speaker: Rev. Luc Bonaventure Amoussou, S.J., is an International Visiting Jesuit Scholar at Holy Cross for the spring 2015 semester. Originally from Benin and the West Africa Province, he recently earned his Ph.D. in biblical studies at University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. His studies focus on the intersection of religion and politics.

About the Talk: Amoussou takes a closer look at a popular proverb long used to support the idea of separation of Church and State: "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (Matthew, 22:21) What was the true intent of Jesus' words 2,000 years ago? Are they an apt defense for the modern dichotomy between religion and politics?

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