Catholicism, Culture, and Modernity

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This interdisciplinary seminar explores aspects of the relationship between Catholicism and the modern world, and examines alternatives to standard narratives of secularization by drawing on recent work in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The seminar provides a forum for scholars to present and discuss the Catholic intellectual tradition in a modern academic setting.

Professor Pierre Force

Professor Lorenzo Polvani

Matt Mazewski

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



09/18/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Galileo Atheist?
Dom Paschal Scotti, Portsmouth Abbey and the Portsmouth Abbey School
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10/16/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Catholicism and Poetry
Mary Ann Miller, Caldwell University
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11/14/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Liberal Liberation
Mark Shiffman, Villanova University
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