University of Chicago
A close friend of Jean-Luc Marion, Cardinal Lustiger was nicknamed “le bulldozer” for his efforts to rebuild the Church as Archbishop of Paris. He established new parishes, founded the “Ãcole Cathedrale,” created Radio Notre-Dame, founded a center for cultural dialogue in a 13th-century monastery building on the Left Bank, and published best-selling books, among them Dare to Believe. Lustiger’s work was rooted in the “French School” of spirituality of Cardinal Pierre de Barulle and Jean-Jacques Olier (founder of the Sulpicians). Lustiger was committed to deepening the French Church’s reconciliation with democracy and to strengthening relations with the Jewish people, to whom he belonged by birth.
**Part of the Alliance’s “April in Paris” series**
Jean-Luc Marion is the Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology and professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, and holds the Dominique Dubarle chair at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He is also Professor Emeritus of Modern Philosophy and Metaphysics at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and is a member of the Académie Française. Among his books are In the Self’s Place: The Approach of Saint Augustine, God Without Being, and The Erotic Phenomenon. In 2014 he delivered the Gifford Lectures on Givenness and Revelation.