Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans

The H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Lectures in Religion

The Yamauchi Lectures in Religion series was begun in 1985 in memory of Professor H. James Yamauchi, S.J., a celebrated former Chair of the Department of Religious Studies who taught at Loyola University New Orleans from 1956 to 1966. Father Yamauchi was known and loved for his enthusiastic knowledge of religion and his passionate communication of same to the New Orleans community.  This lecture series seeks to perpetuate his work by bringing the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience.

FALL 2014: An evening with James Gaffney

"African Slaves and Catholic Liberators: Why Bad Things Went Unnoticed by Good People"

A reception with hearty refreshments will begin at 6:15pm, and the lecture will commence at 7pm.

About the Speaker:

James Gaffney retired as Professor Emeritus of Ethics in 1999, after 22 years with Loyola's Religious Studies Department. Since retirement, he has taught at Iowa State, the University of Iowa, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He has held visiting professorships in Europe and Africa as well as Alaska Pacific and Notre Dame, IN. Author of ten books, editor of one, and contributor to five others, he has published more than a hundred articles in various journals.  His present lecture was stimulated by experience and research during a sojourn in the Dominican Republic.


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