Paul Wattson Seminar

Friday, October 27, 2017
2 p.m.
AST - St. Columba Chapel
634 Francklyn Street, Halifax, NS

Guest Speaker: George Hunsinger, McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary

The seminar takes place prior to the Paul Wattson evening lecture, Justification by Faith: A Protestant Statement and a Catholic Response


About George Hunsinger

George Hunsinger is the McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his degrees at Stanford, Harvard and Yale. A leading expert on Karl Barth, he was the 2010 recipient of the international Karl Barth Prize. He serves as an ordained Presbyterian minister, the founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (2006), and was a delegate to the official Reformed/Roman Catholic International Dialogue (2011-2016). His book The Beatitudes (Paulist Press, 2015) was awarded First Place in Spirituality by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. He is currently writing a theological commentary on Philippians.


This seminar is brought to Halifax by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, and AST is pleased to be a sponsor, in cooperation with Saint Mary's University. The seminar and evening lecture honour the memory of the Rev. Paul James Francis Wattson, S.A. (1863-1940), founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and pioneer for the cause of Christian unity. Begun in 1974 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., the lectures were expanded to the University of San Francisco in 1980 and in 1995 to AST. These lectures bring in an international leader in the field of ecumenism to speak on a current ecumenical topic. Because of its long history of ecumenical cooperation, AST was selected by the Atonement Friars as the Atlantic Canadian venue for this series.