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Director: Ronna Burger, Department of Philosophy

Secretary: Nancy Tatarski

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2016-17 Lecture Program



Jon Levenson

"The Sacrifice of the Son in the Three 'Abrahamic' Traditions"

The Mary Anna and Rabbi Julian B. Feibelman Memorial Public Lecture
March 14, 2017

Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, received his PhD at Harvard in 1975 and has been teaching there since 1988. Professor Levenson’s work centers on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible and the ways in which it has been understood over the centuries. He brings to his studies a particular interest in philosophical and theological issues and in the relationship of Judaism and Christianity. His book Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (Yale 2006) won a National Jewish Book Award and an award from the Biblical Archaeology Society. Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Princeton 2012) was listed by Choice as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. His most recent book is The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton University Press, 2015).


George Weigel book

George Weigel

Modernity, Biblical Faith, and the Crisis of the West"

Martin M. Kelly Memorial Public Lecture
October 19, 2016

George Weigel is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates, in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science. As President of the Ethics Center, he led a wide-ranging research program (1989-1996). After that, as a Senior Fellow, he began publishing his major study of Pope John Paul II, which appeared in two volumes, Witness to Hope (Harper 1999) and The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II--The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday 2010). Mr. Weigel is the author of numerous other influential works, including Letters to a Young Catholic (Basic 2015), Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic 2013), and The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God (Basic 2006). He is the Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News and his weekly column, "The Catholic Difference," is syndicated to sixty newspapers.


James Stoner book

James Stoner

"Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin on Humanism and the Human Sciences"

September 9, 2016

James Stoner is Hermann Moyse, Jr. Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Political Science Department at LSU. He began teaching there in 1988, after receiving his PhD from Harvard. Prof. Stoner is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992) and the co-editor of three volumes published by the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, where he was a Senior Fellow in 2009. Professor Stoner has been a member of the National Council on the Humanities (2002 - 2005) as well as a Visiting Fellow and later a Visiting Professor in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton (2002-03, 2013-14).


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