Master Class on Romano Guardini's "The End of the Modern World"

Oct 27, 2018
Faculty House at Columbia University
64 Morningside Drive
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Rémi Brague Sorbonne, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Open to university students & faculty, invited guests, and others by petition.*
Cosponsored by The Columbia University Seminar on Catholicism, Culture and Modernity and the Columbia Catholic Ministry.

Romano Guardini (1885-1968)— Italian-born German priest—was one of the greatest Catholic minds of the 20th century. He helped shape Catholic theology between the two world wars and after, as well as the thinking of many non-Catholics of the period. He contributed to the Liturgical Movement and influenced the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. His legacy continues to be felt through Pope Benedict, who studied with him, and Pope Francis, who researched Guardini's work as part of his graduate study. In the classic work The End of the Modern World Guardini presents a historical, philosophical, and theological inquiry into the nature of the modern age.

Background on Fr. Romano Guardini's importance can be found HERE.


*Others who would be welcome are priests and religious and recent graduates under 30 considering future study.

Rémi Brague is Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Religious Philosophy at the Sorbonne and Romano Guardini Chair of Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In 2012, he was awarded the Ratzinger Prize for Theology. He is author of numerous books on classical and medieval culture, religion, literature, and law, including Eccentric Culture: A Theory of Western Civilization and Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea.