In Procession before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity

In Procession before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity

In Procession before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity

In Procession before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity

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The annual Père Marquette Lecture in Theology commemorates the missions and explorations of Père Jacques Marquette, S.J. (1637–75). The 2001 lecture is the thirty-second in the series begun in 1969 under the auspices of the Marquette University Department of Theology.

The Joseph A. Auchter Family Endowment Fund has endowed the lecture series. Joseph Auchter (1894–1986), a native of Milwaukee, was a banking and paper industry executive and a long-term supporter of education. The fund was established by his children as a memorial to him.

ROBIN DARLING YOUNG

Our Père Marquette Lecturer for 2001 comes to us from the Department of Theology at The Catholic Unversity of America, where she is Associate Professor of Theology specializing in Greek Patristics. Her career as a researcher and a teacher, as well as this year's Père Marquette Lecture, show that this official description of her post can give a false impression of the breadth of her scholarly accomplishment in the study of early Christianity.

In 1972, Dr. Young earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Mary Washington College, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, about half way between Washington and Richmond. She went on to earn her Masters of Arts from the University of Chicago's Divinity School in 1975. It was from the same . . .

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