Lunch Discussion on "Theology and the Erotic: Has the Internet Killed Love?"

Apr 8, 2022
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Stephen Fields, SJGeorgetown University


Due to circumstances outside our control, this event has been canceled. We hope to schedule events with Fr. Fields in future quarters.


Open to current students. Others interested in participating should contact us. Lunch will be provided for registrants.


What does theology have to say about erotic love?  Better yet, what is love? How can one distinguish between good loves and bad?

In this lunchtime discussion, Fr. Stephen Fields (Hackett Professor of Theology, Georgetown University) will offer some brief reflections on the nature of love from the perspective of philosophy and theology. Then we will open the floor for a wide-ranging discussion about the relevance of the study of love to contemporary events and issues.

Stephen Fields, S.J. is the Hackett Family Professor in Theology in Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1993. He holds the PhD from Yale in the philosophy of religion and the STL in fundamental theology from the Weston School of Theology (now the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College). He has written Being as Symbol: On the Origins and Development of Karl Rahner’s Metaphysics (2001), and Analogies of Transcendence: An Essay on Nature, Grace and Modernity (2016), and edited a collection of essays on the thought of Benedict XVI for a special Festschrift edition of Nova et Vetera (English edition) (2017). His articles appear in a range of international journals, both philosophical and theological. His undergraduate students elected him as the twelfth recipient of the Dorothy M. Brown Award for excellence in teaching. He now directs the Lumen Christi Institute’s annual summer seminar for graduate students on John Henry Newman.