USF hosting free theology lecture

Nov. 21, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Department of Philosophy and Theology in the School of Arts of Sciences at the University of Saint Francis will sponsor a free public lecture at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 in Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall of Science.

Dr. Earl Kumfer, professor of philosophy and theology, will present “Duns Scotus, Architect of the Immaculate Conception.” The lecture will address John Duns Scotus’ central role in shaping Catholic belief in Mary’s freedom from sin. Duns Scotus’ debates and writings occurred at a time of very heated controversy. In 1854, the Church formally proclaimed the doctrine of Mary’s Immaculate Conception.

Achatz Hall of Science is located off Leesburg Road next to Hutzell Athletic Center. For additional information, contact Angie Springer at (260) 399-8066 or

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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