Landregan Lecture

19th Annual Landregan Lecture: "Catholic Biblical Tradition: Ancient & Postmodern"

Fr. Michael Patella

Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
University of Dallas Church of the Incarnation  

While it may sometimes appear that Catholics lack biblical literacy, especially when compared to other Christian denominations, the truth is that the Catholic Tradition of history, art, and culture have informed both Catholics and non-Catholics alike about the Bible in very exciting ways. Using The Saint John’s Bible as a model, Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, will show how the Catholic Tradition is well-poised for the new evangelization for this century and beyond. 

This lecture is open to the wider Dallas community; All are welcome.

Keynote Speaker: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

A monk of Saint John’s Abbey, Fr. Michael Patella served as the chair of the Committee on Illumination and Text for The Saint John’s Bible. He holds a License in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem.

Fr. Michael is a professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University and teaches in its School of Theology and Seminary, where he also serves as the seminary rector and director of the Holy Land Studies program.

He has written in the area of Luke-Acts, Paul, Mark, and angels and demons. His work, Word and Image: the Hermeneutics of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2013), addresses the theology, art, and interpretation of The Saint John’s Bible. He is currently writing on the Gospel of Luke for the Jerome Biblical Commentary, Fully Revised Edition. Fr. Michael is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. 

About the Landregan Lecture

The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose area of expertise reflects the many interests that have animated University of Dallas alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his long, distinguished, and continuing career of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas as archivist, author, and former editor of the Texas Catholic. LEARN MORE

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