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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.

Meeting Schedule

09/17/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Where in This World is the Human Soul?
Robert Pollack, Columbia University
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10/22/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Fanny Howe’s Ordinary Mysticism
Anthony Domestico, Purchase College, SUNY and Commonweal Magazine
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11/06/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Science and Faith: Non-Overlapping Magisteria?
Stephen Barr, University of Delaware

Jonathan Lunine, Cornell University

Moderator: Carlo Lancellotti, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Notes: Co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute