USF lecture series on Vatican Council II continues

Nov. 27, 2012 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis will continue its recognition of the 50-year anniversary of Vatican Council II with the next lecture in a series focused on the topic. "An Eastern Christian Assessment of Vatican II" will be presented by Dr. Adam DeVille, assistant professor of theology, on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium.

Vatican Council II ushered in many changes to the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, many supposedly borrowed from the Orthodox Christian East. Dr. DeVille will examine Orthodox influence on the council and church in the areas of liturgy, ecclesiology and ecumenism, analyzing both the benefits and damages brought about by these changes.

The Department of Philosophy and Theology sponsors the free public lecture. For more information, contact Angie Springer at or (260) 399-8066.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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