St. Augustine’s Confessions

 

When: Monday nights, 9/25–10/23 at 7:00-8:15pm

Where: Regina Angelorum Academy,

105 Argyle Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003

 

Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture presents a 5-session seminar on St. Augustine’s Confessions, co-facilitated by Dr. Paul Camacho and Dr. Ian Clausen, both Arthur J. Ennis Post-doctoral Fellows in the Humanities at Villanova University.

All who wish to explore this great spiritual classic are welcome to attend.  No prior knowledge assumed.  Registration is $30 for the whole series, including the book and course.  Registration for any session allows entrance to all 5 sessions, as well as light refreshments.

St. Augustine’s Confessions
Generously hosted by Regina Angelorum Academy and St. Colman’s Parish

Session 1: Monday 9/25  – Augustine’s Restless Heart: An Introduction to the Confessions

Session 2: Monday 10/2 – Conversion(s)

Session 3: Monday 10/9 – Love and Loss

Session 4: Monday 10/16 – Education and Entertainment

Session 5: Monday 10/23 – Time and Memory

REGISTER TODAY

Please direct any questions to Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Feeney: elife@collegiuminstitute.org.


About the seminar facilitators

Dr. Paul Camacho is an Arthur J. Ennis Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Villanova University. He received a joint-PhD from Villanova University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, during which time he completed a dissertation on the relationship between love and freedom in Augustine’s account of moral motivation. Paul is broadly interested in bringing classical, late antique, and medieval accounts of morality and religious devotion into dialogue with modern and post-modern philosophy. He has an on-going research interest in our cultural imagination for love, and the role that it plays in our discussions of morality and religion.

Dr. Ian Clausen is an Arthur J. Ennis Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Villanova University. He received his MTh and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where he studied Augustine’s theological ethics as a British Marshall scholar. His research interests include Augustine’s account of love, conscience, and education, which he explores in his forthcoming book Reading Augustine: On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self (New York & London: Bloomsbury, 2017). For more information on the book visit www.readingaugustine.com.

 

 

June Magi Lectures

Seeing Reality:

Conversations in Science, Faith, and Philosophy

How do we understand the universe and our place within it?  To what extent should our answer to that fundamental question be different whether we approach it as scientist, philosopher, or theologian?  What are the methodological differences that must be respected and which frameworks could enable them to fit together into a coherent whole? Faced with the widespread fragmentation of disciplines, how can we seek fruitful exchanges of insight in the modern academy? 

This one-week Collegium Summer Seminar will address these questions, through a daily series of lectures in which students will examine both cutting edge research and foundational wisdom that enables them to evaluate descriptive models of the universe, the relationship of space and time, freedom and determinism, physics and metaphysics, nature and grace, the human and the divine.

Public Lectures

Select lectures are free and open to the public. The Magi Project welcomes guests to explore themes of science, faith, and philosophy any or all of the following lectures. Morning lectures begin promptly at 9AM and afternoon lectures at 2PM.

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