Dr. Craig Titus, Professor, Director of the Department of Integrative Studies, Divine Mercy University
Date & Time:
Friday, February 14, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dr. Titus’ lecture seeks to address two questions. First, how does making explicit the religious, philosophical, and psychological presuppositions in a meta-modal of the person serve mental health practice and spiritual flourishing? Second, what benefits come from the interplay of two premises, one that is familiar (that “virtues lead to a flourishing life”) and one that is less familiar (that “vocations lead to a flourishing life”)? Focusing on the interdependence of vocations and virtues, the lecture will address the benefits that a Catholic Christian meta-model offers for understanding the mental health and spiritual flourishing of the person and his or her interpersonal relationships in an integrated approach.
About the speaker:
Dr. Titus teaches the integration courses pertaining to the nature of the human person; practical reason and moral character; and marriage and family life. In addition to these areas, his research interests include virtue theory, emotional and moral development, psychology of virtue, and the integration of psychological sciences, philosophy, and theology.
His book, Resilience and the Virtue of Fortitude: Aquinas in Dialogue with the Psychosocial Sciences (CUA Press, 2006), sets up a dialogue between virtue theory and the psychological research on resilience and overcoming difficulty. He has published numerous articles. He is co-editor of The Pinckaers Reader: Renewing Thomistic Moral Theology (CUA Press, 2005) and editor of nine other books.
Dr. Titus previously worked as Researcher and Instructor at the University of Fribourg, where he served as Vice-Director of the St. Thomas Aquinas Institute for Theology and Culture and Vice-Director of the Servais Pinckaers Archives.