All Things Hold Together: A Great Books Education and the Catholic Tradition

May 17, 2017
Classics 110
1010 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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The Great Books can lead us to God and a liberal arts education finds its fulfillment in the liturgy.  Yet, the curriculum and culture of many universities today are, by their very structure, inimical to such ends.  Reflecting on his own education as a Fundamentals major at the University of Chicago and on the Catholic tradition he now teaches, Professor Ortiz will consider the blessings and limits of a Great Books education and how the Catholic tradition might restore the promise of the liberal arts by providing a vision of the whole and cultivating a habit of praise and thanksgiving.