The Christian Understanding of Freedom and the History of Freedom in the Modern Era: The Meeting and Confrontation between Christianity and the Modern Era in a Postmodern Situation

The Christian Understanding of Freedom and the History of Freedom in the Modern Era: The Meeting and Confrontation between Christianity and the Modern Era in a Postmodern Situation

The Christian Understanding of Freedom and the History of Freedom in the Modern Era: The Meeting and Confrontation between Christianity and the Modern Era in a Postmodern Situation

The Christian Understanding of Freedom and the History of Freedom in the Modern Era: The Meeting and Confrontation between Christianity and the Modern Era in a Postmodern Situation

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The 1988 Père Marquette Lecture is the nineteenth in a series inaugurated to celebrate the Tercentenary of the missions and explorations of Père Jacques Marquette, S.J. (1637-1675). The Marquette University Department of Theology, founded in 1952, launched these annual lectures by distinguished theologians in 1969.

The 1988 lecture was delivered at Marquette University on April 10, 1988, by Dr. Walter Kasper, Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Tübingen and one of the leading Catholic theologians in the world.

Professor Kasper was born in Heidenheim, Germany, in 1933 and ordained in 1957. He began his formal theological training under Joseph Geiselmann at Tübingen and, after teaching dogmatic theology at Freiburg and Münster, he returned to Tübingen in 1970. He is a member of the International Theological Commission and co-editor of four scholarly journals. He was special secretary for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in 1985. His publications include more than twenty books with translations extending into fourteen foreign languages. Among the more widely acclaimed titles are: Jesus the Christ (1976) . . .

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