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Guest Lecture - Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 3:30 P.M., Meeter Center LH

"I Give Therefore I Am: The Biblical Foundations of Charity"

It has long been acknowledged that Jews and Christians distinguished themselves through charity to the poor.  Though ancient Greeks and Romans were also generous, they funded theaters and baths rather than poorhouses and orphanages.  Dr. Anderson will explain the reason for this distinctive feature of the Synagogue and the early Church, why the Protestant Reformers rejected many of these practices during the sixteenth century, and how these Protestant/Catholic differences might be reconciled.

Dr. Gary A. Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Notre Dame.