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From Atheist to Catholic: The Apologetics of Imagination

The Athenaeum of Cincinnati is hosting a free event that might be of interest to our St. Gertrude Parish Ministry members and parishioners.

On October 4 at 7:30 pm Dr. Holly Ordway, author of Apologetics and the Christian Imagination and professor of English at Houston Baptist University, will share her conversion story from atheism to Catholicism. Her story is one of encouragement and offers great insight for those who are involved in apologetics, evangelization, preaching, and teaching.

The talk will be held at the Bartlett Pastoral Center on the campus of The Athenaeum. The Address of the Athenaeum:

6616 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230.

From Atheist to Catholic: The Apologetics of Imagination
When: 10/04/2017 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Location: Bartlett Pastoral Center - Athenaeum of Ohio
Description:
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Dr. Holly Ordway, professor of English at Houston Baptist University and a convert to the faith, will discuss her journey from atheism to Catholicism.

Dr. Ordway once thought she was “not God’s type” -- an atheist professor hostile to Christianity -- but she discovered that following the truth led her on an unexpected journey. In this talk, she shares her journey of faith from atheism, to becoming a Protestant, to encountering the fullness of the truth in the Catholic Church. In particular, she discusses how the imagination, working through stories and poetry, played a crucial role in her conversion to Christianity as well as her later reconciliation with the Church. Her story shows what it’s like to move from outside the Faith to inside, and provides encouragement and insights for those who are involved in apologetics, evangelization, preaching, and teaching.

She is the author of Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius Press, 2014).

The lecture will be held at the Bartlett Pastoral Center, The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230. All are welcome and admission is free.