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Philosophy & Religion Progarms

The letters of Paul offer a myriad of insights into the foundations of Christianity. They also raise a number of still-debated questions about their author, and in some cases, their own authenticity. Margaret M. Mitchell, an authority on early Christian writings, assembles a portrait of Paul—and his lasting influence—from his epistles.

Event date Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

A shared faith can unite its followers, but separate them from other believers. Charles Jones of Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies traces the history of Christianity's encounters with other religions, from the biblical era through various currents of philosophy and science, to both its peaceful and violent meetings with other religions today.

Event date Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

As the 20th century emerged, existentialism was the first cultural and philosophical movement to become a major factor in the shaping of modern intellectual thought about what it means to be human. This absorbing seminar examines its major themes, figures, and impact, guided by Francis J. Ambrosio of Georgetown University, a specialist in 20th-century European philosophy. 

Event date Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.