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Intentional Community Living in College and Beyond

Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. Leah Libresco, author of "Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers Even I Can Offer," will lead the group in a discussion of their goals for thick community after college—how does each person attending want to praise God with others? We...
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The Practice Turn in Studies of Religion

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Professor Robert Wuthnow, Gerhard R. Andlinger `52 Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University Religion is commonly understood as something that people practice, whether in the presence of others...
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Exploring Spiritual Aesthetics in the Henry Clay Frick Collection

Friday, February 16th, 2018 Aesthetics, including painting and decorative arts, are an often-underappreciated component of liberal arts education. At this Scala event in New York City, we will enjoy a guided tour and private meeting with a docent of the Frick...
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“The Bruderhof: A Community in the Spirit of the Sermon on the Mount and the Radical Reformation”

Monday, February 13th, 2018 Guests: Heiner and Kirstie Mommsen, Cheryl Johnson, and Peter Hinkey. Discussion topic: Bruderhof founder Eberhard Arnold was fond of the analogy of the Church as an embassy of the coming Kingdom: present in the world, but subject to the...
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Judging the Truth: Moral Intolerance or the Dictatorship of Relativism?

“Thou shalt not judge.”  For our contemporary culture, and especially for the typical university culture, this is the first and greatest commandment –it may be the only one. The great sin of our age, the capital vice of postmodernity, is to be judgmental.  The aim of...
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“Augustine: From Friendship to a New Republic”

Prof. Peter Brown Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus Although he is most known for his spiritual conversation narrative and his views on the city of God and the city of man, Augustine was deeply committed to spiritual friendships and community...
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Judging the Truth: Moral Intolerance or the Dictatorship of Relativism?

Fr. Dominic Legge, OP Dominican House of Studies Thursday, October 29th, 2017
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Aquinas and Thomism on Faith and Reason

Fr. Thomas Joseph White Director of the Thomistic Institute, Dominican House of Studies Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 Click here for more.
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A Hidden Wholeness: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton on Civil Rights

Professor Albert Raboteau Princeton University Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 Click here for...
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A Genealogy of Violence: René Girard in Dialogue

James Bernard Murphy Professor of Government, Dartmouth College Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30 Click here for more.
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