October 6, 2015
Moral Theologian to Discuss ‘Pope Francis, The Environment and Christian Life’
In writing his recent encyclical “Laudator Si,” many readers have accused the Pope of stepping into political and economic questions about which he knows little. In her presentation, Bennett will suggest that a different reading of the encyclical will help us dig deep into Christian tradition and perhaps think a bit differently about environmental concerns.
Bennett is associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, where she teaches theology and ethics. She co-edits catholicmoraltheology.com, a blog that discusses liturgy, scripture and current issues in relation to moral questions. She is currently writing a book on moral theology and Christian contemplation.