The Society of Catholic Scholars of Delaware - Events

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017:
    Mark C. Murphy, McDevitt Professor of Religious Philosophy, Georgetown University
    God Incarnate Under the Moral Law
    Location: Purnell Hall, Room 115 (UD campus)
    Free of Charge: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, followed by Q&A
    Abstract: The Church's moral teaching is typically expressed in terms of a conception of natural law. Why is it important that it be expressed in terms of a conception of natural law, rather than in terms of some other foundational moral view? After introducing some fundamental ideas about natural law, I aim to explore and defend two ideas: first, that it is crucial to properly understanding and appreciating the Incarnation that we and Jesus Christ are under a common moral law, and second, that the Church's conception of natural law is crucial to underwriting the idea that we and Christ are under a common moral law.

    • October 17, 2013:
      Stephen M. Barr (Professor, Department of Physics,
      University of Delaware)
      Title: The "God Particle" and Self-Creating Universes

    • April 22, 2014:
      Lawrence M. Principe (Drew Professor of the Humanities, Department of History of Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry,
      Johns Hopkins University)
      Title: The Stubborn Myth of the "Warfare" Between Science and Religion

    • November 18, 2014:
      George S. Weigel (William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studes and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center,
      Washington, DC)
      Title: The Mind of Pope Francis

    • March 24, 2015:
      Robert Louis Wilken (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity (Emeritus) at the University of Virginia )
      Title: The Christian Roots of Religious Freedom

    • Tuesday, February 16, 2016:
      Anthony Esolen (Professor of Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization, Providence College )
      Title: Dante and the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God

    • Monday, September 26, 2016:
      Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. (Professor of History, Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology)
      Title: Saint Francis of Assisi: the 100-year search for the man behind the legends


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    last updated: March 27th, 2017