“The Church at Play: Leisure and Sport in the Catholic Tradition” will be the topic of a lecture hosted by the Department of Theology/Philosophy at Caldwell University on Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Robert P. Miller, Ph.D., assistant professor at Mount Saint Mary College, will speak on the topic as part of the Sister Maura Campbell Lecture Series.
Miller’s talk will focus on the importance of leisure and its roots in the Sabbath; the principle of sacramentality or the ability of the physical world to point to the spiritual world; as well as explain a brief history of the church’s relationship to sports, including the teachings of Augustine and Aquinas with regard to the body.
The event will be held in the Alumni Theatre.
The Sister Maura Campbell, O.P. lecture series is named after Sister Maura, who was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell. She was a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher, and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years. For further information call 973-618-3931.