St. Anselm Institute - Past Public Lectures
"On the Road to Emmaus: Catholicism, Art, and the Incarnational Imagination"
Anthony J. Godzieba, Villanova University
Catholic University of America
Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P. (1484-1566), the Church of the Poor, and the Origins of Human Rights
Friday, 5:00pm - Minor Hall - UVA
View this lecture here.
Since the United Nations adopted the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognition of the inherent "dignity and worth of the human person" has been accepted, especially in the West, as a necessary condition for "the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear." The deeply Catholic origins of a world renewed by universal respect remain obscured or forgotten, and their subsequent articulations too easily overlooked or misunderstood. One of the richest resources for beginning a recovery of this current and for deepening our understanding of early efforts to evangelize the New World is the life, writings and legacy of Chiapas Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P.(1484 –1566), a former slave-owning entrepreneur turned Dominican friar advocate and official "Protector of the Indians." All are invited and welcomed to attend this timely public lecture by Catholic University of America assistant professor of moral theology David Lantigua, co-editor and co-translator of The Essential Bartolomé de las Casas: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2015).
"Discerning the Gulf between the Protestant and Catholic Reformations: The Case of Sor Maria de Agreda"
"The Very Strange Case of Sor Maria de Agreda: Discerning the Gulf between the Protestant and Catholic Reformations"
Veronica Mary Rolf
"Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich"
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (12:00pm) Harrison Institute, University of Virginia
Senior Research Professor, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology
"Economics and Christian Desire:
Milton Friedman, St. Augustine, and the Local Development of a Global Moral Economy"
UVA - Minor Hall Auditorium - 5:15pm
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Fr. David Link
"Mercy, Justice, and the Imprisoned:
Serving the Least, the Last, the Lost, and the Lonely"
Minor Hall Auditorium / UVA
Video recording now available
For most, volunteer opportunities abound for performing each of these charitable works of mercy, save one: visiting the imprisoned. Whereas both justice and prudence require some formal separation of those legally convicted of crimes, especially violent injustices against others, the Catholic tradition has consistently taught that however corrupt and broken the sacred vessel these individuals remain our neighbors with their own acute set of spiritual and bodily needs. For as St. Augustine wisely counseled:
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
"Not to the Wise: The Christian as Cretin"
4th Annual Robert Louis Wilken Lecture
Fr. Sidney Griffith
Catholic University of America
"Christianity in the World of Islam: In the Shadow of the Mosque"
UVA Minor Hall Auditorium
Audio recording now available
Contemporary discourses, most especially in the West, often presume a stark Christian-Muslim divide.
The St. Anselm Institute is both honored and pleased to welcome the widely esteemed Fr. Sidney Griffith, Catholic University of America Professor of Semitic Languages, for the Fourth Annual Robert Louis Wilken Lecture at the University of Virginia.
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this final lecture in our 2012-2013 Public Lecture Series.