Oct. 18, 2016

Catholic University to Honor Historian Eamon Duffy with Prestigious Johannes Quasten Award

Eminent Irish historian Eamon Duffy will be honored at The Catholic University of America on Thursday, Oct. 20, as the recipient of this year's Johannes Quasten Award, which recognizes excellence in scholarship and leadership in religious studies. As part of the ceremony, Duffy will deliver the University's annual Johannes Quasten Lecture; his topic will be "Praying the Counter-Reformation in Elizabethan England."Duffy has had a long career as a writer and academician; he is professor emeritus of the history of Christianity in the University of Cambridge and a former president of Magdalene College. He has written several books concerning the English Reformation, which have helped clarify the place of religion within the Tudor age. He is also known for his history of the papacy, Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes . First published in 1997, the book has produced many editions and has been translated into most of the world's major languages. Duffy's latest book, Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants, and the Conversion of England , will be published by Bloomsbury in the spring of 2017.This year's Johannes Quasten Lecture and Award Presentation will take place Thursday, October 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium at Catholic University. MEDIA: To attend this event media must contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at cua-public-affairs@cua.edu or 202-319-5600. Getting to Campus: The Catholic University of America is conveniently located near the Brookland-CUA red line Metro stop. Please note that there might be some delays if you will be using the orange line due to the Metro's Safetrack. Please note that parking on campus is extremely limited. For directions to campus and a campus map, please visit admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/directions.html .