Love and Tenderness in Action: The Vision of Pope Francis

Vincent Smiles, Ph.D.

Emmaus Hall. Saint John's University- Collegeville, MN

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Pope Francis has urged the Church to become a model of compassionate love for the poor and for the earth. Our time together will be devoted to examining both the Scriptures and the science on which Francis relies in his pursuit of this vision.

Vincent Smiles, Ph.D., is a professor of Theology in the Department of Theology of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. He graduated from Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in 1975 with an M.A. in Theology and completed his Ph.D. at Fordham University in 1989. His major publications have been on the letters of Paul, but in recent years his research interests have also turned to the relationship between theology and science. His latest book, published by the Liturgical Press in 2011, is The Bible and Science: Longing for God in a Science-Dominated World.