Catholicism, Culture, and Modernity

  • Founded
    2011
  • Seminar Number
    745

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.


Co-Chairs
Professor Pierre Force
pf3@columbia.edu

Professor Lorenzo Polvani
lmp@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Matt Mazewski
matthew.mazewski@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

09/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Is the God of Descartes's Metaphysics the 'God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob'?
Sophie Berman, St. Francis College
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10/18/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Heidegger, T.S. Eliot, and the concept of time
Thomas Pfau, Duke Divinity School
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11/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
theological implications of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel The Red Wheel
Daniel Mahoney, Assumption College
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01/30/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins
Peggy Ellsberg, Barnard College, Columbia University
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02/28/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
the Catholic intellectual tradition
Fr. Robert Imbelli, Boston College
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03/27/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
capitalism and "Mammon"
Eugene McCarraher, Villanova University
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