University of San Diego Professor to Discuss Marriage in the Era of HIV/AIDS

A University of San Diego theology professor will discuss her book, “Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS: Marriage for Life,” on Monday, Dec. 7. The event takes place at 6 p.m. in the university’s Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall and is free and open to the public.

In her book, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Emily Reimer-Barry follows the life experiences of a group of women living with HIV and proposes a life-affirming theology of marriage for a contemporary context, emphasizing the need to ensure the dignity and safety of each spouse. She will describe her proposal for a realistic approach to HIV prevention and a renewed theology of Christian marriage and explain how Catholic teachings can develop in response to the challenges faced by married couples today and how parish communities can better respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in our midst.

Reimer-Barry has been a member of the Theology and Religious Studies faculty since 2008. She teaches undergraduate courses in Catholic theology, Christian ethics, sexual ethics, and ethical responses to HIV/AIDS.

Her lecture is part of the Illume Speaker Series offered by the University of San Diego’s College of Arts and Sciences that features its own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought-leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts and inspire lifelong learning.

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