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A Jesuit Tragicomedy in Two Acts and an Interlude: The Suppression and Restoration Controversy
Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
October 21, 2014 | 4:00-5:15 p.m.
In an engaging, visually rich presentation, Fr. Tom Lucas S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community and University Professor of Art at Seattle University, will detail the cultural, political, and religious context of some of the least understood and most controversial moments in Jesuit history, when the Society of Jesus was officially closed down by the papacy and reconstituted almost three decades later. Residual echoes of this remarkable intervention were still heard in Jesuit institutions throughout the twentieth century.
Thomas Lucas S.J., University Professor and rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University, received his doctorate in Theology and the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, in 1992. He also holds degrees from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome; Fordham University, New York; The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and Santa Clara University, California. Lucas is an internationally recognized expert in Jesuit art history, and is well known as a liturgical designer and artist with an international portfolio.
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