Seminars

Our goal...

is to gather a small group of people to explore ideas through an informal, yet thoughtful, discussion. All of these seminars will take place at Professor Mooney’s home near Princeton’s campus. We will share a meal together and the guest speaker will moderate a discussion on the seminar topic. To find out more about these events, please email us at info@scalafoundation.org.

“Scala is unique in that following each lecture is the opportunity to dine together, and I found the informal conversation that happened while sharing a meal was just as rewarding as the lecture.” – Graham M., Princeton Theological Seminary graduate

“Scala has been a wonderful community for me this semester…I found a culturally enriching, yet friendly environment in which to tackle big issues that are often pushed aside in the academic curriculum.” – Federica Q., Princeton University graduate student

Upcoming Events

“The Bruderhof: A Community in the Spirit of the Sermon on the Mount and the Radical Reformation”

Tuesday, February 13th, 6:00 p.m.

Guest: Heiner and Kirstie Mommsen; Cheryl Johnson; and Peter Hinkey

Members of the Bruderhof Community

“Exploring Spiritual Aesthetics in the Henry Clay Frick Collection”

Friday, February 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Frick Collection, New York, NY

“The Practice Turn in Studies of Religion”

Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:00 p.m.

Guest: Prof. Robert Wuthnow

Gerhard R. Andlinger `52 Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University

Past Events

“Augustine: From Friendship to a New Republic”

Friday, September 29th

Guest: Prof. Peter Brown

Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, Princeton University

Aquinas and Thomism on Faith and Reason

Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Guest: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP

Director of the Thomistic Institute, Dominican House of Studies

“Judging the Truth: Moral Intolerance or the Dictatorship of Relativism?”

Thursday, October 19th

Guest: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

Assistant Professor, Systematic Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

A Hidden Wholeness: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton on Civil Rights

Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Guest: Albert Raboteau

Professor of Religion, Princeton University

A Genealogy of Violence: René Girard in Dialogue

Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Guest: James Bernard Murphy

Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Is Western Culture Facing a New Totalitarianism?

Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:30-7:30

Guest: Carlo Lancellotti

Professor of Mathematics, City University of New York