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Dr. Michael M. Waldstein to give inaugural lecture for Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Catholic Studies

Loyola press release - March 31, 2000

(New Orleans)—Internationally-known biblical scholar, Dr. Michael M. Waldstein, president of the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, will give the inaugural lecture of the Institute for Catholic Studies at Loyola University New Orleans. Waldstein will speak on

April 26, 2000 at 5:30 p.m., in the Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, 6363 St. Charles Avenue.

The topic of the lecture will be "God’s Glory in Weakness and Our Culture’s Desire for Power." Waldstein will explore how the riches of the Catholic faith and contemporary cultural dynamics interact to locate the believer at the heart of the questions of our age and how the believer can be poised to respond creatively.

The Institute for Catholic Studies has been funded through a generous donation from the Joseph C. and Sue Ellen M. Canizaro Foundation. The institute is designed to foster the distinctly Catholic identity of the university.

Waldstein holds a Th.D. in New Testament from Harvard University, an S.S.L. from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Dallas. He has held positions at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Tubingen, Harvard University and the University of Dallas.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. Today, the university serves approximately 5, 550 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.