| Lecture begins at 8:00PM | Friday, September 24th |
Held at Catholic University of America in O’Connell Hall
Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland
Director of the Honors Program, Villanova University
Dr. Thomas W. Smith
Dean of Arts & Sciences, CUA
Helping young people navigate:
How do I date?
Where do I work?
Why do I waste time?
Open to all friends of the St. Jerome Institute. Members of the society are invited to a reception from 7:00-7:45PM.
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Anna Bonta Moreland is the Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Director of the Honors Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University. She received her B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College.
Anna Bonta Moreland’s areas of research include faith and reason, medieval theology with an emphasis on Thomas Aquinas, the theology of religious pluralism, and comparative theology, especially between Christianity and Islam. She has written Known by Nature: Thomas Aquinas on Natural Knowledge of God (Herder & Herder, 2010), and edited New Voices in Catholic Theology (Herder & Herder, 2012), and has published Muhammad Reconsidered: A Christian Perspective on Islamic Prophecy (Notre Dame Press, 2020).
Thomas W. Smith, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the Catholic University of America. He was founding chair of Villanova University’s Department of Humanities, where he also served as Associate Dean and Director of the University Honors Program. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Smith has published in some of the top ranked Political Science journals in the nation. His areas of specialty are classical and Christian political thought, as well as liberal political theory. He and his wife have three grown children and live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Handing Down, Not Holding Back: Tradition and Religious Art
by Artist Daniel Mitsui
Friday, March 26th, 2021
Liberal Education and Social Crisis
by Dr. Michael Hanby
Friday, December 4th, 2020
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