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Father Ferenc Patsch to speak at BYU April 4

Associate professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

Father Ferenc Patsch, an associate professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, will speak at Brigham Young University in a lecture hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Thursday, April 4, at 3 p.m. in 2107 Jesse Knight Building.

His lecture, titled “Interreligious Dialogue: A Roman Catholic and Eastern European Perspective,” is opened to the public. Admission is free.

Patsch’s research interests encompass philosophical hermeneutics (Heidegger, Gadamer), theological hermeneutics (contextual theologies), theology of religions (Rahner), missiology and interreligious dialogue, ignatian spirituality and psychology.

He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1994. His previous affiliations include the Hekima College in Nairobi, the Faludi Academy in Budapest, the Catholic University of Budapest, the Theological College of Bratislava in Slovakia and the Sapientia College of Theology in Budapest.

Patsch received a master’s degree in theology from the University of Budapest (1994) and a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University (1996).

For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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