Upcoming Anchorage talk: ‘Woman as Prophet: A Feminism for the 21st Century’

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“Woman as Prophet: A Feminism for the 21st Century,”  is the title of an upcoming talk in Anchorage. The June 20 event is part of the monthly speaker series presented by the local chapter of Catholics United for the Faith.

Presenter, Dr. Deborah Savage, teaches philosophy and theology at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. She received her doctorate in religious studies from Marquette University, and is a student of Saint Thomas Aquinas with a particular interest in investigating his thought in light of contemporary questions. Her research interests are especially focused on looking at the personhood of men and women.

Dr. Savage is a recognized scholar of the work of Saint Pope John Paul II and she has written and presented extensively on his understanding of human work, the complementarity of man and woman, and of the dignity and vocation of women.

Dr. Savage is the co-founder of the Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture, an interdisciplinary think tank that is organized to respond to Pope John Paul II’s call for a new and explicitly Christian feminism.

The upcoming talk takes place June 20 in the upper room banquet hall at Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant in Anchorage (8615 Old Seward Hwy.). The presentation begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to order food and drinks. The evening includes a talk, followed by questions and answers until 8:30 p.m.


In addition to the June 20 talk in Anchorage. Dr. Savage will also give the following presentations during her time in Alaska.

  • Monday, June 17: Title of talk: “Man and Woman, Identity and Mission,” at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai at 6 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Wednesay, June 19: Title of talk: “Man and Woman, Identity and Mission,” at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River. Open to all.
  • Saturday, June 22, Keynote talk title: “From the Sexual Revolution to the Theology of the Body: Rethinking HV in the 21st Century” at Young Adult Conference at St. Benedict Church in Anchorage

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