Meeting at the Table: Roman Catholic and Disciples Understandings Saturday, October 29 (9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

October 19, 2011

Meeting at the Table: Roman Catholic and Disciples Understandings
Saturday, October 29 (9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
Catherine Clifford and David Thompson

Presented by:  Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity, Brite Divinity School
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3717 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX

The Eucharist (Lord’s Supper) is central for both Disciples and Roman Catholics, and every phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue has regularly noted this centrality.   Through four phases of dialogue beginning in 1977 the historic differences between the two communions have been identified along with many unexpected agreements and a convergence in understandings.  This seminar explores the history of the dialogue, the theological understandings of the eucharist in each tradition, and the ongoing discussions surrounding the practice, role and meaning of this sacrament at the heart of our faith.  Come and you may learn just how close our understandings truly are.

Catherine Clifford is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Vice Dean in the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University, Ottawa and founding Director of the Research Centre on “Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism”.  She is a Roman Catholic member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue of Canada.

David Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Modern Church History in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College.  His ecumenical experience ranges from the local and regional to the national and international.

Students can attend free of charge but need to reserve a space by contacting Sandy Brandon or Eilene Theilig at e.theilig@tcu.edu.