Integration Seminar

Oct 14, 2023
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Open to graduate students only. This is a private and closed event. This event may be attended by receiving an invitation or submitting a request. Those interested in participating should contact Fr. Peter Bernardi at Food and beverages will be provided. 

The LCI integration seminars feature invited scholars, distinguished in a variety of disciplines, to share with University of Chicago students how they go about integrating Catholic faith with their specialized fields of scholarship & research. The scholar’s autobiographical presentation [20-30min.] is designed to animate a conversation with the students concerning the challenges and opportunities that characterize the vibrant Catholic intellectual tradition in dialogue with secular disciplines that are often skeptical or dismissive regarding revealed truths of Christian faith.  In short, this seminar aims to promote reflection on the dialogue between faith and reason. 

The 2022-23 seminars featured paleontologist Dr. Peter Tierney, Newman scholar Dr. Austin Walker, and a married couple: philosopher Dr. Richard Kim and Patristics scholar Xueling Wang. 

The first seminar of the '23-24 academic year will convene on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Historian Dr. Danny Wasserman-Soler, director of Lumen Christi Institute, will animate the conversation. 

The seminars meet quarterly on Saturdays, 10am-12pm, at the LCI Woodlawn Residence. Coffee and rolls are available at 9:30am and lunch is available at 12pm.