Lecture by Trent Pomplun

News item posted on: October 4th, 2010
Jesuit on the Roof of the World, Fr. Ippolito Desideri’s Mission to Tibet

Trent Pomplun, Associate Professor of Theology University of Loyola-Maryland

The St. Anselm Institute begins its 10th Annual Public Lecture Series at the University of Virginia on Thursday October 7th. We happily welcome back Trent Pomplun, Loyola University-Maryland Associate Professor of Theology. Professor Pomplun is a UVA alumnus, where he received his doctorate from the Department of Religious Studies.

Trent Pomplun is the author of numerous scholarly articles, coeditor of The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism (Basil Blackwell), and the author of the recent and widely acclaimed Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri’s Mission in Tibet (Oxford).

Prof. Pomplun’s 7:00pm talk on October 7 will focus on the fascinating trials and adventures of Ippolito Desideri, the Jesuit missionary priest who circumnavigated the globe and several cultures during his time in Tibet from 1715 to 1721.

The University of Virginia Tibet Center and the Department of Religious Studies are cosponsors of this public lecture. All are invited and welcomed to attend.