January 22, 2013
Lumen Christi seminar: "Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation"
This seminar, with Russ Hittinger, for graduate students, looks great. (I wish I could enroll!) Five days in Berkeley, in August . . . what are you waiting for?
This seminar is an intensive five-day course for graduate students in how to read, analyze, and discern continuities and discontinuities in Catholic Social Thought from the late 19th century to the present. Lectures, seminar reports, and discussion will focus upon original sources (encyclicals and other magisterial documents), beginning with Rerum novarum (1892) and concluding with Caritas in veritate (2009). These documents are more often referred to thanactually read and studied. This intensive course is multi-disciplinary, for this tradition of social thought overlaps several disciplines in the contemporary university: political science, political philosophy, law, economics, theology, and history. The goal of the seminar is to provide a sufficient introduction to the tradition of Catholic Social Thought to enable graduate students to teach it as a course and integrate it into their own research
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