Aquinas Seminars

Over the course of the semester, the Aquinas Institute will sponsor several seminars to help you grow in your faith.

Catholicism and the Intellectual Life

. Monday, Oct. 1, 4:30-6:30, East Pyne 10

Come and hear a panel of Princeton faculty (Princeton Professors Claire Gmachl, Michael Reynolds, and Robert P. George) discuss the intersection between their academic pursuits and their faith.

On Going Series

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Happiness, God’s Way

Tuesdays, 9 am-9:45 am

@ the Aquinas House

Begins September 25th

A study of the noted theologian Servais Pinckaers’ book on the centrality of the beatitudes in the Christian life. Books will be provided—but no need to read ahead of time. Led by R. J. Snell

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Theology of the Body

Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm

@ the Aquinas House

Begins September 25th

A study of John Paul II’s famous Wednesday talks on the meaning and purpose of the body, the meaning of womanhood and manhood, and the communion of persons. Books will be provided—but no need to read ahead of time. Led by R. J. Snell

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Christian Love vs Friendship: How to Treat Ourselves and Others

Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45 pm

@ Murray Dodge 210, Lunch provided

11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5

What does it mean to love? How is the Christian commandment to love one’s neighbor different from loving one’s friends or partner? What does love require one to believe, do, and hope for? We will read selections from Soren Kierkegaard’s Works of Love, and the discussions will emphasize practical wisdom, that is, how we should live our lives. 

 BIO: Lara Buchak has been an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley since 2008, and she is currently visiting Princeton on sabbatical at the University Center for Human Values.  She has written on a variety of topics, including rational risk-taking, the nature and rationality of faith, free will, and distributive ethics.  Works of Love is her favorite book, and she is excited to introduce others to it.