The John Paul II Discussion Group, 2017-2018 Academic Year
The group originated at the Princeton University Catholic ministry in 2008. Organized by Dr. Marzenna James and Dr. Elżbieta Napierała, it is an opportunity to engage in a discussion of encyclicals focused on the relationship between faith and reason, and the role of intellectual inquiry in the life of faith.
4:30 pm on the first Saturday of the month in the academic year. Location: seminar rooms (basement) of St. Paul’s Church. Everyone interested in academic discussion is welcome to join.
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing, 2015 (available on Amazon.com); please focus on chapter 9 (The Joy of Gospel According to Pope Francis), skim the rest of the book.
The encyclical letter by Pope John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis, 1979: available at the Vatican website or, in the pfd form, from the Catholic Society http://www.catholicsociety.com.
The encyclical letter by Pope John Paul II, Laborem Exercens, 1981; available at the Vatican website or from http://www.catholicsociety.com. Discussant: Dr. Marzenna James, lecturer at Princeton University, author of a book chapter on Laborem Excercens (in Giovanni Francesco Calabrese et. al., edts., La Chiesa a servizio dell’uomo e della società tra la guerra e la pace. Aracne editrice:2017).
April 7: George Weigel, Lessons in Hope, 2017 (expected on Amazon.com starting in September 2017)