The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Professor Rao Book Launch In London


Professor Rao will be launching his latest ground breaking book 'Black Legends and the Light of the World: The War of Words with the Incarnate Word', in England, at the Morpeth Arms, 58 Millbank, Westminster, London *. SW1P 4RP on Friday the 8th of June at 7.30PM (food is available at the pub). [I have just been told that to buy a copy of the book you will need to be at The Conference on Saturday]

Below is a summary of the book’s material:

Black Legends and the Light of the World is a thematic discussion of the whole of Church History. It has three purposes. The first is to explain the successes of Catholic Christendom as the product of faithfulness to the fullness of the message of the Incarnate Word regarding the individual and society. A second is to connect its failures to an all too frequent clerical and lay Catholic willingness to believe and follow the guidance of rhetorical “word merchants” who either falsely blacken Christ’s teaching or emasculate it, rendering it incapable of changing fallen men and nature. The third is to demonstrate the essential unity of such destructive rhetorical game playing in its perennial war of words against the substantive natural and supernatural correction and transformation of man and society through the Word—from the age of the Sophists to that of Global Pluralism.

The Remnant has posted an interview with the author regarding this work: http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/2012-0229-rao-interview-black-legends.htm

Click here to view a video of Dr Rao talking about his lecture series at Lake Garda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orIA-NyXuL0

* Please note the change of venue.
But the real challenge is, can you get from the end of the 6.30pm Old Rite Mass at Corpus Christi, offered for Good Counsel, (http://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/Mass--Adoration-and-Prayer.html) in time for the above, easy! Professor Rao will also be speaking at The Conference; http://ecumenicaldiablog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/self-publicists-really-make-me-cross.html.
Professor John C. Rao, D. Phil. Oxon., is Associate Professor of History at St. John's University and a Director of the Roman Forum as well as the Dietrich von Hildebrand Institute. A well-regarded speaker, as well as writer, Dr. Rao presents a lecture series on Church history in New York and as part of the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium, Lake Garda in Italy.

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