2017-2018 Student Reading Groups
February 10, 2017 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, O.S.H. (1651-1695), with special faculty guest Prof. Allison Bigelow (Spanish)
Feb.24: Our Lady of Guadalupe and other Marian Apparitions, with special faculty guest: Prof. Nichole Flores (Religious Studies)
March 17: St. Katharine Drexel and St. Mother Frances Cabrini, with special faculty guests: Fr. Gerry Fogarty (Religious Studies) and Charles Kromkowski (Politics)
April 21: Dorothy Day, with special guest: Laura Brown (Casa Alma)
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2. Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica
2016-2017 Reading Group
April 28 (Friday, 12-2pm): A Review of Our Year with the Summa
April 4 (Tuesday, 12-2pm): On Christ and his relation to Us (III, qq.1-5, 9-12, 46-56)--led by Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.
March 17 (Friday, 12-2pm): On the Theological and Cardinal Virtues (II-II, qq.1-6,17-18,23-27,47-48,58-59,123,137,179-182)
February 17 (Friday, 12-2pm): On Virtue, Vice and the Law (II-I, qq.55-65,71-77,90-97,109,112)--led by Jorge Secada (Philosophy) and Bill Wilson (Religious Studies)
January 27 (Friday, 12-2pm): On Human Action and Love (II-I, qq.1-5,6-13,18-21,26-29)--led by Fr. James Brent, O.P. (Philosophy, Dominican House of Studies)
November 18 (Friday, 12-2pm): On the Trinity (I,qq.27-43)--led by Kevin Hart (Religious Studies)
October 28 (Friday, 12-2pm): On Divine Operations (I,qq.14-21)--led by Fr. Stephen Alcott, O.P. and Fr. Antoninus Niemiec, O.P.
September 23 (Friday, 12-2pm): On Sacred Doctrine and God's Existence (I,qq.1-3, 12,13)--led by Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago)
Friday, February 19, 2016 (5:30-8:30p m)
Spring 2016 St. Augustine, City of God Reading Group
Interested in joining a new reading group? No prior expertise required! Recent UVA alum Anne (Bowie) Tew and Religious Studies Professor Emeritus Bill Wilson will lead a fun and thought-filled reading group through St. Augustine’s monumental work of Christian apologetics. This class will meet every other Tuesday, 5:45-6:45pm. Room: TBD. Arrive early for FREE PIZZA and PEARS (St. Augustine's favorite fruit)!
Spring 2016: Flannery O'Connor Reading Group
We'll meet two Friday afternoons in March and April (details forthcoming) to enjoy several Flannery O'Connor short stories. No prior experience needed, plus Religious Studies professor emeritus Bill Wilson will be present to share his helpful insights into the wonderful world of Flannery.
Past St. Anslem Reading and Study Groups
Fall 2015 Flannery O'Connor Reading Group
Students, Faculty & Friends of the Institute:
Dante Primavera!: Spring 2015 Diving Comedy Reading Group
The St. Anselm Institute will host a special faculty/graduate student seminar discussion with Prof. Bill Cavanaugh of DePaul University on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 from 10am-12pm. The topic of this discussion will be his latest book, Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church (2011).
Moderators: Lynn Sanders (Politics) and Bill Wilson (Religious Studies)
Dante Primavera!: Spring 2014 Diving Comedy Reading Group
Students & Faculty: Spring 2013 Divine Comedy Reading Group!
Interested in reading Dante's Inferno for the first time? Or, perhaps, in rereading it at a very leisurely pace with other UVA Students and Faculty? The St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought invites you to join our new bi-monthly Dante Alighieri Divine Comedy Reading Group, which will meet for the first time on Friday, February 1, 2013 (1:30-2:30pm). No prior experience or training required. As Dante had Virgil as his guide, our group will be guided by several faculty, including William Wilson, Professor Emeritus Religious Studies; now Director, Graduate Fellows Program at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.
When?: about 2 Fridays per month, 1:30-2:30pm
Feb. 15: Cantos 4-8 (pp. 70-139)
March 1: Cantos 9-13 (pp. 140-217)
March 22: Cantos 14-18 (pp. 218-287)
Additional Digital Dante Resource: see The World of Dante (http://www.worldofdante.org/ ).
Friday, January 18, 2013 (10:00-11:30am)
Professor Stump ably and accessibly draws upon contemporary research on autism, moral psychology; the Biblical narratives of Job, Samson, Abraham, and Mary of Bethany, and the philosophical insights of Thomas Aquinas to make a defensible accounting of a problem with which and in which we all have participated.
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April 20, 2012: Faculty Seminar with Brad Gregory (History, Notre Dame) on The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Harvard, 2011)
Lumen Veritatis (completed)
Faculty Leader: Brad Wilcox, Department of Sociology
Lumen Veritatis is a Catholic discussion group serving undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Virginia. Specifically, Lumen Veritatis discusses theological, cultural, and political issues from a Catholic perspective. Previous topics include faith and the law, Mary's role in the Church, Project Rachel, and gender.
The Works of St. Anselm (completed)
Faculty Leader: Jorge Secada, Department of Philosophy
This study group engaged the major works of St. Anselm of Canterbury.