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Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM

For nearly two millennia, Augustine’s arguments, insights, and ideas on faith have profoundly shaped the Western intellectual tradition. Augustine scholar Scott MacDonald explores some of those enduringly compelling ideas.

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Spend six informal Monday evenings enjoying discussion, reflection, camaraderie (and beer) at Hill Country Barbeque Market as you explore how some of history’s most influential thinkers have approached one of the central questions of the Western philosophical tradition.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Bart Ehrman, a leading authority on the New Testament and the life of Jesus, explores four of the issues historians confront when researching the real story behind the Gospel accounts of the founder of Christianity.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Join Tara Brach, an internationally known teacher of Buddhist meditation, to explore practices of mindfulness and compassion in an afternoon that includes both a presentation and guided meditation.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Catholic University professor Gregory T. Doolan spends a day examining the historical significance of Aquinas, whose thinking presents one of the most comprehensive philosophical systems in the history of Western civilization. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Instructor Hugh Byrne explores how mindfulness meditation practices offer a simple and natural way to access a core of inner calm. The session is designed for both veterans and newcomers to the techniques of awareness.

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