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Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, to Speak at Fontbonne University

SAINT LOUIS - Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, a teacher, speaker and author, will speak at Fontbonne University on Oct. 6, 2009. Johnson, distinguished professor of theology at Fordham University, will discuss the "Quest for the Living God." The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in Doerr Memorial Chapel in Ryan Hall on Fontbonne's Clayton campus.

"Sr. Johnson was inspired as a young nun by Gaudium et Spes, one of the major documents produced by Vatican II," said Jill Raitt, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne. "The force of her experience has influenced her life and her career, and I know that the passion and wisdom she offers will inspire the entire community."

Johnson received her master's degree from Manhattan College and holds a doctorate from the Catholic University of America. She has also authored numerous articles and six books, the latest of which is titled "Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God."

Part of Fontbonne's Carondelet Lecture Series, this event explores how Catholic thought may engage a pluralistic world. It is an activity of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought and is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province. To RSVP, email acadaffr@fontbonne.edu or call 314.889.1401 by Sept. 29.

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