Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dr. Scott Hahn to teach at Mundelein Seminary

Francis Cardinal George appointed Dr. Scott Hahn as the first McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. In this position, Dr. Hahn will conduct research, teach and offer occasional public lectures. “Dr. Hahn is one of the theologians at the forefront of evangelization in the United States,” Cardinal George said. “His presence at Mundelein will bring his unique experience and his great skill at teaching to the future priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the more than thirty dioceses served by the seminary.”
Fr. Robert Barron, Rector and President praised Bill and Lois McEssy for their generosity in establishing the McEssy Professorship. “An endowed professorship brings a permanent benefit to the seminary. It insures that we can attract new scholars of national and international stature to Chicago’s major seminary. Dr. Hahn will help us achieve my goal of making Mundelein a powerhouse of the New Evangelization.
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Fr. Barron posts several videos over at his place of a sit down interview with Hahn.


You may know that Dr. Hahn received his doctorate from Marquette University... I've never seen any comment from him on the experience but if you know of one send it to me and I'll post it.

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  1. I am not sure if there are many public comments on his experiences specifically with regards to Marquette's Theology Department (though their Scripture Department is vastly different than their Moral Theology one), but he has commented extensively on his experience in Milwaukee as a whole, and many things can be inferred from that experience about the state of the church in the area in the late eighties, as well as how he managed to avoid so much at that time and actually convert while living here in Milwaukee.

    Some of my most telling points (all from his "Rome Sweet Home" containing his conversion story):

    1) The parish he was received into the Church at was St. Bernard's in Wauwatosa, at the time under the leadership of Msgr. (now Bishop) Fabian Bruskewitz.

    2) He regularly interacted with the Opus Dei community based in Wauwatosa/Elm Grove/Brookfield

    3) His personal theological library (which is quite enormous) was extensively built by books that were no longer used/ wanted by the local seminaries, and he was often able to get them for extremely low cost.

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