Mt Aloysius Ecumenical Spring Lecture To Explore “God’s Time”

Posted on: February 19, 2014

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maureen_crossen_Ecumenical_Lecture_Luncheon Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College has announced their Ecumenical Lecture for Spring 2014.  The event will take place on Thursday, March 20th and will feature noted author, scholar and educator Maureen Crossen, PhD.  Dr. Crossen’s public lecture entitled, “All in God’s Time” will take place in the historic Alumni Hall at 3:30 p.m.  The afternoon lecture is free to the general public.  Regional religious and clerics are invited to attend the Ecumenical Luncheon which will take place at 12:30 a.m. in Cosgrave Center on campus.  Registration is required for the Ecumenical Luncheon.

Anyone wishing to register for the Mount Aloysius Ecumenical Luncheon, or in need of additional information, should call the College at (814) 886-6335.

Dr. Crossen explained the significance of her lecture.  “On the seventh day God rested, and in so doing consecrated all time as “holy,” she explained.  “God’s time presents itself in many dimensions.  This presentation will reflect on the challenge to meet God in the “times” of “adventus” (the future), “anamnesis” (memory), and “kairos” (the “now”).  These are the ingredients of Sabbath and for ministers these are a call to live and to serve “all in God’s time.”

Maureen Crossen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Theology at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa.  She received her M.A. in systematic theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  Her master’s thesis developed the question of God and the problem of suffering in light of the theology of Jurgen Moltman.  She received her Ph.D. from Duquesne University in systematic theology.  Her doctoral dissertation explored the hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur and the Catholic idea of revelation.  She is involved in adult religion education and formation in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  She is also a member of the Mercy Association of Scripture and Theology.