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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

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

09/23/2020 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
The Undead Consensus
Matthew Schmitz, First Things

10/21/2020 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
Race in Flannery O'Connor
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Fordham University

11/18/2020 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
The Thought of Augusto Del Noce
Carlo Lancellotti, College of Staten Island, CUNY

01/27/2021 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism
Christopher Thompson, University of St. Thomas

02/17/2021 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought and the Economy
Matthew Shadle, Marymount University

03/23/2021 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
Jesus and Nonviolence: Should Christians Punch Nazis?
Peter Mommsen, Plough Quarterly

04/21/2021 Online Meeting
6:00 PM
The Good, the Bad, and the Airborne: Levitation and the History of the Impossible
Carlos Eire, Yale University