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St. Thomas University News Release

Office of University Advancement
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3
Tel (506) 452-0522, Fax (506) 460-0335

Thurs. Nov. 20, 2003

The Department of Religious Studies at St. Thomas University will host two talks by Dr. Rudolf Siebert on Thurs. Nov. 27th, at 7:00 p.m. and Fri. Nov. 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the conference room of Holy Cross House.

Siebert's talks are entitled, "Religion in the Civil Society of the 21st Century: Toward a Global Ethos" and "Toward a Critical Theory of Religion: The Longing for the Other and the Totally Other".

Dr. Siebert is a Professor of Comparative Religion, and is a specialist in the critical theory of religion at Western Michigan University. He is affiliated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, and holds seminars on the future of religion in Croatia and Russia. His extensive publications cover a range of topics from political theology, studies on Hegel, and the relationship between religion and culture. Professor Siebert was the first scholar-in-residence at St. Thomas University, holding the Pope John XXIII Chair of Studies in Catholic Theology.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact: Dr. Michael George (452-0517), Religious Studies Department, St. Thomas University.

Media contact:

Mary McIntosh
Director of Communications and Media Relations
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0522