Abigail Adams Institute and Scala Foundation Faculty Colloquium


Professor Margarita Mooney, Professor of Practical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary & Founder and Executive Director, Scala Foundation


February 28 and 29, 2020


Abigail Adams Institute, Cambridge, MA

What do current political debates, cultural changes and institutional shifts have to do with debates about the very essence of what it means to be human? This seminar will consider important academics, theologians, and engaged social critics who all shared an enduring concern about affirming the dignity of each person while also affirming that our full human personhood develops through relationships characterized by self-giving, communities of virtue, and an opening our souls to divine transcendence.

The common commitment to the person as a subject and object of free action, and the person as a center of meaning and value, and endowed with dignity by a creator inviolable nature of the person has translated into varying political and ethical projects of enormous significance in the 20th century. This colloquium will raise questions will focus on the nature of inter-subjectivity, communion and love; and the relationship between these questions and culture and politics in modernity, in particular debates on freedom, identity, authenticity, education and politics.

This event is by invitation only. For more information please email info@scalafoundation.org.

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