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Toward a Philosophical Theory of Practice

March 13, 2017

The study of human practice is a growing field among anthropologists, philosophers, social and culture theorists, and ethnologists.  Practice theorists cover a wide range of topics from subjectivity, embodiment, and knowledge, to power and social organization.  In this free public lecture, Dr. Vincent Wargo, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will explore why practice is important for contemporary Read More »

Christianity, History, and the Common Good

February 23, 2017

The Christian view of history is important for understanding and promoting the common good.  In this free public lecture,  Dr. John Bequette, Associate Professor of Theology, will explore the nature of history, the contributions made by Christian thinkers towards historical understanding, and how understanding history helps us build a more just society. Sunday, March 5, 2017 Read More »

Polkas and Masses: Catholicism and the German-Russian Immigrant Experience

February 1, 2017

While best known as the hometown of television legend Lawrence Welk, Strasburg, North Dakota possesses a rich religious and ethnic history.  In this free public lecture, “Polkas and Masses:  Catholicism and the German-Russian Immigrant Experience in Strasburg, North Dakota”, Dr. Lance Richey, Dean of the Schoool of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Theology, will Read More »

ISIS and the Crusades: On the Uses and Abuses of History

December 22, 2016

A century ago, almost no Muslim had ever heard of the Crusades, let alone viewed them negatively. Yet today ISIS propaganda is riddled with hundreds of justificatory references to “the Crusades” and constantly calls Western and even Asian countries “the Crusaders.” In this public lecture, Dr. Adam DeVille, Associate Professor of Theology, will explore the Read More »

Incarnate Wisdom Scripture

November 23, 2016

In this public lecture, Sr. Felicity Dorsett, assistant professor of theology, will compare the coming of Christ as Wisdom foreshadowed in the writings of the Old Testament with this Christ-as-Wisdom theme taken up by New Testament writers.  Sr. Felicity will further highlight these passages in the context of the Word that became flesh at Christmas. Read More »

Taking the Temple to the Streets

November 1, 2016

In this public lecture, Justin K.H. Tse, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University and co-editor of Theological Reflections on the Umbrella Movement, will examine the phenomenon of post-2008 mass occupy movements in urban centers around the world. Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3pm Brookside Ballroom 2701 Spring Street, Fort Read More »