The Wheatley Institution

Building the City of God: Africa’s Christian Roots as a Guide to Its Future

May 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM


The Wheatley Institution is co-sponsoring a lecture on May 10, 2017 at 4 PM, where Dr. Michel W. Libambu will speak in the Education in Zion Auditorium in the Joseph F. Smith Building.

Dr. Michel W. Libambu is a professor of Patristics at the Catholic University of the Congo (UCC). He previously served as the academic vice president of the UCC. He was also the rector of the Philosophical Priestly Seminary and Dean of Theological Studies at the University of Kinshasa. He is a fellow and member of The Center for Early African Christianity (CEAC) and The International Association for Patristic Studies (AIEP). His research focuses on the influence of patristics in the development of contemporary African theology, Mariology, liturgy, and dogmatics. He has written many articles in these fields of study.

He won a prize in the international paper competition from the Institute for Classical Christian Studies and the Center for Early African Christianity in 2013.

He has a Diploma of Philosophy and African Religions and a M.A. in Theology from the Catholic Faculty of Kinshasa University. He also has a Ph.D. in Theology and Patristy from Rome Lateran University and a Ph.D. in Philology from the Salesian Pontifical University. He also has certificates and diplomas in German, Latin, Greek, and Spanish. He was consecrated as a Catholic priest in 1990.


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