Saints & Heroes: A Lenten Lecture Series
In a season when we renew our commitment to moral and spiritual growth, we look to the lives of saints and heroes as a source of insight and inspiration this Lent.

Sponsored by the WJU Department of Theology and DWC Office of Formation and Ministry
Remaining events will be held in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph at Wheeling Jesuit University from 7-8:30 pm

With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Dr. Jessica Wrobleski, WJU Department of Theology
Where do our responsibilities begin and end? This talk will discuss the significance of different concepts of power and responsibility at work in the lives of saints and heroes, and the ways that power is not necessarily a prerequisite to but rather an outcome of our responsiveness to the needs of others.

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Acting with Our Backs Against the Wall
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Dr. Andrew Staron, WJU Department of Theology
What makes a hero or villain? Saint or sinner? This talk will compare and contrast saints, heroes, sinners, and villains in light of both the Christian tradition and popular entertainment (particularly superheroes, Harry Potter, and Star Wars).

 

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Was Jesus a Failed Hero?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Dr. Andrew Staron, WJU Department of Theology
This evening will consider how we might understand Jesus’s life in light of its apparently disastrous end on the cross and ask how Jesus’s approach to his death should shape our understanding of discipleship. (And yes, the resurrection matters here, too.)

 

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