UC Lecture on Catholicism and Secular Universities Tonight
Dr. Jeffery Zalar, holder of the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of Cincinnati, will present the department’s annual Conway Lecture in Catholic Studies tonight.
Titled “Catholicism and the Secular Research University: Where Do They Meet?” The talk will address the Catholic origins of the university, how much Catholic intellectuals and secular scholars hold in common, and what they—and their students—stand to gain from dialogue.
Dr. Zalar says he will acknowledge the recent historical antagonism between religious and secular sources of knowledge, but will argue that it is “dated and unhelpful towards a full flowering of university learning culture.”
The 7 pm lecture is free and open to the public. April 13th lecture will take place at 7 pm at the Annie Laws Room (#407) in the Teacher’s College Building on the University of Cincinnati’s main campus, across Clifton Avenue from Deaconess Hospital. For a map of campus, click here.
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