USF Theology Department Hosts “Year of the Faith” Speaker Series

0313 Dr. Clodagh WeldonThe University of St. Francis Theology Department announces the next “Year of the Faith” Theology Speaker Series event featuring Dr. Clodagh Weldon. Her presentation, titled, “Bad Girls of the Bible and What They Teach Us About Faith,” will take place Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the university’s Moes Room, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet. The presentation is open to the community.

Weldon, originally from Blackpool in the north of England, earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology at the University of Oxford. She has been teaching at Dominican University since 2000. She was the recipient of Dominican University’s 2005 Mother Evelyn Murphy Excellence in Teaching Award, and was featured as a case study of highly effective undergraduate teaching in Barbara Walvoord’s “Teaching and Learning in College Introductory Religion Courses.”

Weldon is the author of “Fr. Victor White O.P.: The Story of Jung’s ‘White Raven’” and co-editor of “Teaching Jung.” She was a visiting research scholar at University of Oxford’s Blackfriars Hall in 2010 and has taught many programs for the Archdiocese of Chicago, including the Chicago Catholic Scripture School and Essential Catholicism for Thinking Adults. She also serves on the School Advisory Council at St. Alexander School in Palos Heights.

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