In our educational program we seek to explore the resources of the Christian Tradition and draw on critical scholarship in order to understand contemporary cultural change and address shared human questions in ways that enrich and challenge the university community. Our educational initiatives cover a broad range of issues, but we focus on several areas of inquiry that play a crucial role in modern culture.
TECHNOLOGY & THE HUMAN
CREATION CARE & SUSTAINABILITY
CREATIVITY & THE ARTS
SELF & SOCIETY
FAITH & VOCATION
HIGHER EDUCATION & THE UNIVERSITY
In addition to our lectures, classes, reading groups, publications, and podcast, the Study Center hosts Pascal’s Coffeehouse, an expression of Christian hospitality and an embodiment of the Christian understanding we seek to explore as a Study Center.
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Remaining Classes Moved Online
Richard Horner | ...
We are tyrannized by the urgent; orderly rhythms elude us; past, present, and future impinge chaotically upon one another. Time has become a problem for us, and the consequences extend to our moral and spiritual lives. Throughout the semester, in our director’s class and in four evening lectures, we will turn to philosophy, history, sociology, art, and theology to better understand how our experience of time has become deeply disordered and how we might, through the cultivation of timely virtues, achieve a well-ordered relationship to time.
Class Eight available here. Classes Nine and Ten forthcoming.
Meetings held virtually via Zoom
DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY
Michael Sacasas | Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom | Beginning September 2nd
The Divine Comedy tells the story of Dante's journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This journey is a spiritual and moral journey through which Dante is transformed. This fall we continue our reading of Dante with Purgatorio. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please email Michael Sacasas, who will be coordinating and leading the group. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Meeting through the summer
SUMMER SEMINAR: MEDICINE AS A CHRISTIAN VOCATION
Jay and Laura Lynch | Hosted at the Lynch home
JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 22, APRIL 3
Brent Henderson | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Henderson's home | For graduate students
A reading group for graduate students led by Brent Henderson, Associate Professor of Linguistics, UF. The Graduate Roundtable meets monthly on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the home of Brent and Valerie Henderson. Dinner provided. Please email the Study Center for details.
This group is for second and fourth year medical students and explores the relationship between the Christian faith and the medical vocation in a series of meetings hosted by Jay and Laura Lynch. Meetings will feature meals and the discussion of readings. Limited spaces available. Please contact the study center if you are interested.