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Rev. W. Jared Wicks, S.J. presents spring Yamauchi Lecture

Loyola press release - March 27, 2007

(New Orleans, LA)—Rev. W. Jared Wicks, S.J. will deliver this semester’s Yamauchi lecture on April 15, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium. The lecture, “Professor Ratzinger at Vatican II: a Chapter in the Life of Pope Benedict XVI," is free and open to the public.

Rev. W. Jared Wicks is an adjunct professor of fundamental and ecumenical theology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has taught at the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. The Rev. Wicks was named to the Lutheran/Catholic world-level dialogue in 1986. He also worked in the group that drafted the L/RC Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (1999). Recently, The Rev. Wicks has become active in research on the contributions of the theologians/periti at Vatican Council II, with conference papers in Rome and Louvain and publications in Gregorianum, Humanitas (Brescia), and Catholic Historical Review. He received his Th.D from the Catholic Theology Faculty of the University of Muenster.

The H. James Yamauchi Lectures in Religion series was begun in 1985 in memory of the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. The Rev. Yamauchi was a former chair of the religious studies department and a Loyola professor for ten years, from 1956 to 1966. The Rev. Yamauchi was known and loved for his effective communication of knowledge about religion to the New Orleans community. This lecture series seeks to perpetuate his work by bringing the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience. For more information, call the Department of Religious Studies at (504) 865-3943.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.