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FONDLY REMEMBERING OUR COLLEAGUE:

'JUDE THE UNOBSCURE' 


Well known to many of his friends is the fitting sobriquet 'Jude the Unobscure' that the inimitable Henry B. Veatch once gave to our friend and colleague Jude P. Dougherty (R.I.P.). No less in death than in life was Jude's passage to his eternal reward accomplished in Jude's unobscure way of doing something. Moments after he had left us to fend for ourselves without his physical, commonsense counsel, news of his passing had been publicized globally. For those who missed out on some of that news, but would like to share in it, and for those who would like some information about some of Jude's recent work, see the links immediately below:

Jude's Funeral Mass: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=-sxIVtbweu8&feature=youtu.bee

Recent Book:

InterpretationsReading the Present into the Past. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. ISBN-10 : 9780813229898 and ISBN-13 : 978-0813229898. https://www.cuapress.org/9780813229904/interpretations/

Recent Book reviews and festschrift:

1) "Gilson and Rémi Brague on Medieval Arabic Philosophy," Studia Gilsoniana 1 (2012): 5–14: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/files/Article-Dougherty.pdf

2) "We Are Modern and Want to Be Modern," Studia Gilsoniana 4, no. 3 (July–September 2015): 241–249: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/files/241-249-Dougherty.pdf

3) "Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic by Stanley Corngold," Studia Gilsoniana 8, no. 1 (January–March 2019): 183–186, DOI: 10.26385/SG.080107: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/files/183-186-Dougherty.pdf

4) "The Universe We Think In by James V. Schall," Studia Gilsoniana 8, no. 2 (April–June 2019): 497–501, DOI: 10.26385/SG.080220: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/files/497-501-Dougherty.pdf

5) "Western Culture: A Collective Achievement," Studia Gilsoniana 8, no. 3 (July–September 2019): 751–758, DOI: 10.26385/SG.080329: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/files/751-758-Dougherty.pdf

6) "The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities by John J. Mearsheimer," Studia Gilsoniana 8, no. 4 (October–December 2019): 893–899, DOI: 10.26385/SG.080437: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/files/893-899-Dougherty.pdf

7)"Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape Our World by Brad. S. Gregory," Annals of Cultural Studies 11, no. 1 (2020): 81–84:

https://ojs.tnkul.pl/index.php/rkult/issue/view/1059

8) "A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution by Jeremy D. Popkin," Annals of Cultural Studies 10, no. 4 (2019): 179–181: 
 

9) "A FESTSCHRIFT IN HONOR OF JUDE P. DOUGHERTY" (22 articles): Studia Gilsoniana 3 (2014): http://www.gilsonsociety.com/?3-(2014),80

MESSAGES SENT FROM JOHN C. McCARTHY AND AARON DOMINIQUEZ

Dear Colleague,

In the event that you had not already heard of Dean Dougherty's passing, I pass along the notice of his death circulated yesterday by Provost Aaron Dominguez. Jude's health had been failing for the past few months. Indeed, he was unable, sadly, to attend the funeral of his beloved Patricia. He died as he lived, in the faith of his fathers.
The Catholic University of America is immensely in his debt, and still more is the School of Philosophy he served so ably and for so many years as helmsman. As might go without saying, the discipline of philosophy also did very well by him. I would also like to acknowledge my personal debt to him for his support, his guidance, his example and his friendship over the years.
Condolences may be sent to the Dougherty family in care of the School of Philosophy, 100 Aquinas Hall, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064.
Please feel free to pass along this notice to anyone whom you think would want to receive it. Jude outlived a great many of his friends. But he still has a great many more still dwelling on this side of the river.
Requieum aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Cordial best wishes,
John C. McCarthy
Dean
School of Philosophy
__________________________________
Dear Colleagues,

I write to inform you of the death of Dr. Jude Patrick Dougherty, former Dean of the School of Philosophy for over 30 years, and Editor-in-Chief for 44 years of The Review of Metaphysics, on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at his home in Potomac, Maryland.

Jude Dougherty was born to the late Edward Timothy and Cecelia Anastasia (née Loew) Dougherty on July 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. He is preceded in death by the December 2020 passing of his wife Patricia Ann (née Regan) and the 2011 passing of his sister Inez Juanita Bowling.

In 1954, Jude earned his Bachelor’s degree from Catholic University, followed by a Master of Arts in 1955. He was subsequently an instructor at Marquette University, as well as Bellarmine College. In 1960, Jude received his Doctor of Philosophy from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dougherty was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Bellarmine College from 1960-66. From 1966-76, Dr. Dougherty was an Associate Professor, and a Professor from 1976 onwards at Catholic University. He was a Visiting Professor from 1974-75 at Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven in Belgium.

In 1967, Dr. Dougherty was named the first lay Dean of the School of Philosophy at Catholic University, a position he held for over 30 years.

In December of 1971, Jude became Editor-In-Chief of The Review of Metaphysics, a position he held for 44 years. Over 900 articles were published during his tenure, one of the longest-running editorships of a prestigious journal in history.

Dr. Dougherty’s acquaintance and subsequent friendship with Polish prelate Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, a fellow philosopher, led to an invitation for the Cardinal to lecture at Catholic University in July of 1976. Cardinal Wojtyła would become Pope John Paul II (and later Saint) in 1978, and visited Catholic University again in 1979.

Dr. Dougherty held numerous leadership positions in multiple organizations. He was President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (1974-75), President of the Society for Philosophy of Religion (1978-79) and President of the Metaphysical Society of America (1983-84). Dougherty was an emeritus member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas since 1980. He was also a member of the American Philosophical Association (Program Chairman Eastern Division 1988, Executive Committee Eastern Division 1989-93), the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (Executive Secretary 1994-97, Treasurer 1994-97), and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1991. He was also the Founder and President-elect of the Kentucky Philosophy Association (1966), and President of the Washington Philosophy Club (1968-69). Dr. Dougherty was a trustee at Bellarmine College from 1972-75, and the University of Bridgeport from 1995-99. He was also a member of the board of advisors for the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation since 1971.

Dr. Dougherty received many honors over the course of his career. In 1999, he was decorated Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Saint John Paul II. In the same year, he received Catholic University’s President’s Medal. In 1994, he received the Cardinal Wright Award from the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars as well as the Aquinas Medal from the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In 1998, he received a Special Recognition Award from the Graduate Student Association and the Undergraduate Student Government from Catholic University. He received the Jacques Maritain Scholarly Excellence Award in 2000, and the Fides et Ratio Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 from the American Maritain Association. He was also awarded the Cardinal Gibbons Medal from Catholic University’s Alumni Association. Additionally, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from The Catholic University of Lublin in 2000, and a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from Thomas More College in 1995.

While a student at Catholic University, Jude met Patricia Ann Regan, who was studying for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. On December 28, 1957, Jude and Patricia were married at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hoopeston, Illinois, and were married 62 years before Patricia’s passing.

Jude is survived by his sons, Thomas H. and his wife Lynne, Michael T. and his wife Angela, John C. and his wife Michelle, and Paul R. and his wife Elizabeth. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren, Catherine, Grace, William, Madeline, Patrick, Emma, Jacob, Jack, Alexander and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 15 at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20017.

In remembrance of Jude’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made in his name to St. Joseph Children’s Home in Louisville, Kentucky (http://sjkids.org/)

Sincerely,

Aaron.
_____________________________
Aaron Dominguez, Ph.D.
Provost
The Catholic University of America
  • A great way to remember Jude and Pat would be by saying a rosary for them following guidelines given in A Philosopher Reflects of the Rosary by our colleague and Jude's and Patricia's close friend, Ray Dennehy at: 
  • Go to the link immediately below to see the most recent issue of the Studia Gilsoniana journal:

http://gilsonsociety.com/?9-4-(october-december-2020),167

  • See the letter below from our colleague, Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz, inviting articles in theology for possible publication in a renowned Polish journal:

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inquire whether you know anyone who would be interested in publishing in Studia Elckie (a journal of Catholic theology, with which I am cooperating as a member of the academic council; please visit it at: http://www.studiaelckie.pl/en/). In my opinion, it is an excellent platform for promoting Catholic theologians on an international level. So, please do not hesitate to recommend it to all your colleagues and fellows looking for a venue for publishing their papers. I encourage all interested to contact Fr. Marcin Sienkowski, the editor-in-chief of Studia Elckie ([email protected]).

Blessings and regards,

Fr. Pawel

P.S. The list of those who have already published papers in English in Studia Elckie can be found at: http://cejsh.icm.edu.pl/cejsh/search/page.action?qt=SEARCH&q=c_0language_0eq.EN*sc.article*c_0journalNames_0eq.e%25C5%2582ckie*l_0*c_0fulltext_0eq.all

  • Go to the link immediately below to listen to WCAT TV's presentation of Daniel Fitzpatrick speaking about his recent translation of Dante:

Daniel Fitzpatrick talking about Dante

Listen, also, to recent webinar discussing the work of Daniel and sculptor Timothy lSchmalz in one or both the two links immediately below:

Check out the following link for information about Tim's sculptures related to Dante:
See the following link related the connection between the preceding work by Daniel and Timothy and the 600th-year celebration of Dante's birth:
  • While you are saying a rosary for Jude and Pat, and reflecting on Dante, you might want to say a rosary for our colleague, Jim Hanink, who has decided to run for Governor of California:
  • Emergent Order Foundation (EO.F), a nonprofit, purpose-driven media studio in Austin, Texas, announces it seeks to hire a full-time operations manager:
  • Go to the following link for information from Thomisitca about the Thomistic Institute in Warsaw decision to publish St. Thomas's Opera Omnia in Polish:
  • Go to the link below to see recent blogspot posts by our colleague Terrence Berres:
  • See the announcement at the link below of a CFP for an international conference from 04 to 05 November 2021 in Toruń, Poland:
  • See the information immediately below for new programs from City Internships:

In response to the increasingly favorable vaccine rollouts in the US and UK, we have today reopened admissions for our mid- and late-summer in-person programs in New York and London only.

www.city-internships.com/apply/

All COVID-19-related enhanced safeguards will remain in place (including, enhanced program start and end date, program type and location, and placement and class attendance (in-person, remote or any combination thereof) flexibility, and reduced/segmented program cohort sizes).

All remote programs remain open also.

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  • Go to the link immediately below to find information about publications in our colleague Sebastian Mahfood's En Route Books & Media:

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Also, our Dr. Mahfood has established a Go-Fund-Me page at the link immediately below to help the Fr. Peter Stravinskas and the Catholic Education Foundation the great work in promoting Catholic education that our colleague Joe Indelicato started decades ago. Please donate as to this most worthy cause:

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  • Immediately below, the Studia Gilsoniana Journal announces a CFP for articles related to "The Relationship, If Any, Between Religion and Economics (Religion as the Basis and Measure of Economics)":

In her novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand famously, and provocatively, upended the Gospel teaching about the love of money being the root of evil to assert that morality was the root of money. In a speech in that novel put into the mouth of fictional character Francisco d’Anconia, Rand outlines her theory that trust among market participants is what gives the medium of exchange, money, its value.

Rand was an atheist, and, in her other works, she dismissed any religious component to the
morality in which she rooted her Objectivist philosophy, the grounding for the morality-as underpinning-of-money theory she advances in Atlas Shrugged. However, a deeper study of economics, morality, and religion—as well as of history, culture, and philosophy—reveals that the question may be more complicated than Rand assumed.

For example, the late Prof. Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School argued, such as in the short lecture linked below, that religion was indispensable to capitalism. To press the argument farther, it might also be said that religious beliefs are foundational to morality in any market—that, without religion, which teaches the dignity of the human person and the need to view others as deserving of fair-dealing and respect, there can be no viable economic activity of any kind (Clayton Christensen article)

Despite the wide circulation of views similar to those expressed by Prof. Christensen,
modern economics is viewed as a positive scientific discipline whose material aspects, and more recently psychological aspects, are measurable. Thus, how could religion be indispensable to capitalism as an economic system designed to create material wealth? Prof. Christensen seems to suggest that the normative aspects of economic activity are perhaps even more important than the science of economics
today.

Is this a proper role for religion to play? How can the philosophical materialism of economics be squared, if at all, with religious beliefs? In the spirit of Prof. Christensen’s bold vision for a religiously-grounded capitalism, and in light of Pope Francis’ Fratelli tutti and other pronouncements on the nature of shared human endeavor, in this volume we invite scholars to contribute papers on the relationship, if any, between economics and religion.

Does religion bolster markets? Do religious people behave more morally in business? Is it
possible to have a purely secular morality govern economic exchange? Thinkers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Max Weber, Ludwig von Mises, Uzawa Hirofumi, Giorgio Agamben, and Francisco Suarez have pondered the question of religion and economics. Do their arguments, or the teachings of any religious tradition, help frame counter-positions for thinking beyond Rand’s anti-objectivist Objectivism. Thereby, do they help recovering a healthy understanding of the human person as economic agent?

Papers of around 8,000 to 10,000 words are welcome. Please submit to Marvin Peláez
([email protected]) and Jason Morgan ([email protected]) by December 1, 2021 for consideration for inclusion in the special edition of Studia Gilsoniana on religion and economics.

  • The Coalition for Jewish Values seeks support at:

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  • University) announces a CFP related to the topic "Theological Dogma and Philosophical Innovation in Medieval Philosophy":

Call for papers (http://www.resphilosophica.org/calls/medieval/)

Deadline for Submission: 01 July 1 2021

Prize: $3,000

Res Philosophica invites papers on the topic of “Theological Dogma and Philosophical Innovation in Medieval Philosophy” for the 2021 Res Philosophica Essay Prize. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $3,000 and publication in the special issue of the journal on the same topic. Unless otherwise requested, submissions for the prize will be automatically considered for publication in the journal's special issue. Accepted papers will be published alongside invited papers by Giorgio Pini and Christina Van Dyke.
Description: Philosophy during the medieval period is deeply influenced and significantly shaped by the religious and theological commitments that define not only the outlook of its individual practitioners, but also the institutionaland cultural context within which medieval philosophy develops. Philosophical theorizing during this period is often and explicitly in service of theological ends. And even when philosophers are not explicitly concerned with
matters theological, philosophical speculation is nevertheless inevitably constrained by theological boundaries. After all, an adequate, systematic account of any aspect of reality must accommodate relevant theological data. It would be easy, in light of this, to suppose that the theological commitments and constraints that characterize philosophy during this period had a largely stultifying effect on its development. But such an assumption, would
significantly miss the mark. In point of fact, mapping the theological contours of the medieval philosophical landscape required a great deal of ingenuity and originality from philosophers engaged in the project. Indeed, it is the attempt to philosophically articulate (or accommodate) the theological cases that prompts some of the most interesting and important philosophical innovations to emerge during the period.
For instance, philosophical reflection on the doctrine of the Trinity motivates new ways of theorizing about the nature of relations, especially, relations of identity and distinction. The doctrine of the Eucharist stimulates debate on a host of issues in metaphysics: for example, questions about the nature of accidents and about the nature of spatial location (in
particular, questions about the possibility of co- and multiple-location of material objects). Again, debates about nature of the Beatific Vision stimulates speculation on a number of issues in philosophical psychology including issues surrounding the nature of happiness, and the nature of conscious experience. The list goes on.

Res Phil invites submissions addressing and providing new insights into the relationship between theological dogma and philosophical innovation in medieval philosophy. We encourage papers that explore:

1. Ways in which philosophers incorporate theological data in philosophical theorizing: are the supernatural
cases treated as exceptional, or do such cases drive the theory?
2. Specific instances in which theological considerations drive some advance in a philosophical debate by, say, motivating new theories, new distinctions, or new objections and counterexamples to standard theories.
3. Religious texts or theological doctrines that serve as context for developing or debating purely philosophical ideas, distinctions, or theories.
These are just a sample of the sorts of issue that submissions might address. Papers that address other topics in the neighborhood are welcome including submission that explore this theme in women, Islamic, or Jewish thinkers.

Guidelines:

Submissions will be triple anonymously reviewed. (First, authors do not know the identity of the referees; second, referees do not know the identity of the authors, and third, editors do not know the identity of the authors.) Please format your submission so that it is suitable for anonymous review. We do not normally publish papers longer than 12,000 words long (including footnotes). We prefer submissions in pdf format, though we will accept Microsoft Word documents. Papers may be submitted in any standard style, but authors of accepted papers will be required to edit their papers according to the journal’s style, which follows The Chicago Manual of Style (latest edition).
  • Acquisitions Editor with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Sue Saad, announces:
Kendall Hunt Publishing is an innovative publishing company with 75 years’ experience that focuses on developing publications that effectively integrate materials, technology and content specifically aligned with course objectives.

I am contacting you today because we are in the process of identifying candidates to author and/or partner with us to create new publications.

We are on a mission to increase student engagement and save students money by enabling professors to create course content tailored to their specific needs. Whether you’ve considered publishing your own work or would simply like to customize your current content to meet the needs of your course, we may be able to help.

If you have interest in learning more, please respond to this email or reach out with the information below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Go to the following link for details about the Semiotics Society of America's CFP for its 20-23 October, 45th annual meeting concerning the topic: Addressing Precarity: Semiotics, Semiosis, and Semioethics
  • Roger R. Ream, President for the Fund for American Studies Announces:
The Fund for American Studies’ latest Teaching Freedom eBook titled, "The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Society".

It’s written by my dear friend, the late Walter E. Williams. Walter was a highly respected American economist, commentator, and academic. He was also the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a syndicated columnist and author.

In this new Teaching Freedom eBook, Walter answers the following questions (and many more):

  • What was the original idea for the role of government in a free society?
  • Was the United States of America founded to be a Democratic country or a Republic and what is the difference?
  • How has the explosion of the size of government been justified through the years by politicians?
  • Does the Constitution explicitly state the role of the federal government?
  • What is the primary mechanism for the government to manage the expansion or shrinking of your liberty?
  • What is the eventual conclusion of an ever-expanding government?
You can claim your free copy of this eBook by using the secure link below:

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Thank you for your time and consideration of teaching freedom and America’s founding principles to future leaders.
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  •  Go to the link immediately below for information about the Institute for Catholic Theology's fall courses:

Institute for Catholic Theology 2021 Fall Courses

  • The Science & Education Foundation is pleased to announce its  fifteenth International Conference on Language, Individual & Society

Dates: 25-28 August 2021

Location: Burgas, Bulgaria

Co-organizers include: The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Science & Education Foundation, Sapporo University (Japan) and Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies (Russia).

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers and scientists with interests in linguistics, literature, language teaching and learning, culture and communication to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences. The papers presented will be published in open access journal indexed by ERIH+.

Further information is available on https://sci-edu.org/language

Sincerely,

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  • By using code JOFN25 at the link immediately, Ignatius Press announces a 25% discount on a mesmerizing new book about Jesus of Nazareth and related titles:

Ignatius Press Special Discount

  • THE THOMISTIC INSTITUTE announces: 

It is now accepting applications for its Juniors Fellow Program!

Being a Junior Fellow is a full-time engagement with the Thomistic Institute and requires residency in Washington, D.C.

For more information about this program, go to:

https://thomisticinstitute.org/ti-junior-fellows-program

For updates about other programs currently being offered by the TI, go to:

https://thomisticinstitute.org/

  • The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies announces publication of a revised edition of Etienne Gilson’s Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages

Edited by James K. Farge

116 pp. • ISBN 978-0-88844-428-8 • Paper • $20

Etienne Gilson’s Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages, first delivered as the Richard Lectures in 1937, was published in 1938 and became an immediate success. Not only does it contribute to a major question of debate in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic philosophy and religion in the medieval period but it also insists on the validity of truth obtainable through reason as well as revelation, of rational argument alongside religious faith. This message is as important in the twenty-first century as it was in the fourth century of the young Augustine, the thirteenth of St Thomas Aquinas, and the twentieth of the mature Gilson.

For more information, go to:

https://pims.ca/publication/isbn-978-0-88844-428-8/

  • Go to the following link to obtain a copy of SPIRITUAL AUDACITY: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story Now Available on DVD!:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwKkbrQSsxFWPLnDpCvzRdWpttB

The much anticipated documentary film SPIRITUAL AUDACITY: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story is available today on DVD, exclusively at http://journeyfilms.com/. The film is the fourth and final installment in the Prophetic Voices film series that includes profiles of Reinhold Niebuhr, Howard Thurman and Dorothy Day.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most remarkable and inspiring religious figures of the 20th century. After narrowly escaping the Holocaust in Europe, Heschel came to the United States to start a decades-long career as a prolific and influential writer, as well as a social and political activist. He became a personal mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr and the entire Civil Rights Movement, an early voice of resistance to the Vietnam War and a pioneer in interfaith dialogue.http://journeyfilms.com/

“It can’t be overstated how courageous Heschel was throughout his life,” says filmmaker Martin Doblmeier. “Again and again, whether it was challenging Hitler while in Germany, risking his life on the front lines during those dangerous Selma marches, or speaking out against the Vietnam War when so few had the courage to do so, Heschel found himself on the right side of history.”

SPIRITUAL AUDACITY: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story is the first full length documentary on Heschel. It features extraordinary archival photographs and film footage, as well as remarkable interviews with Civil Rights icons Andrew Young, late Congressman John Lewis and Jesse Jackson, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch, celebrated Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann, public theologian Cornel West, Heschel’s daughter Susannah Heschel and many others.

  • Our colleague Ken Bryson announces recent publication of a new book entitled: What do We Know About God?: Theological, Philosophical, and Existential Arguments Concerning the Nature of God 

For more information, go to:

https://www.amazon.com/What-Know-About-God-Philosophical/dp/B08CMYCGGH

  • The Catholic Theological Faculty, Univerzita Karlova, Prague, Czech Republic announces a conference honoring prof. PhDr. Stanislav Sousedík, CSc. on his 90th birthday

Dates: 2729 October 2021  

For more information, go to: http://www.skaut.org/s-conf/

  • The Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland announces a CFP for its 28th international conference on Learning

Dates: 07-09 July 2021

For more information and to submit a proposal by the 07 February deadline, go to: 

  • Go to the following link for information about the 02 July 2021 Nineteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies on "Information, Medium & Society" at Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, including the 02 February deadline for proposals:
  • Go to the following link for information about the 11-13 February 2021 online Conference on "Cognitive Issues in the Long Scotist Tradition"
  • Go to the following link for information about the 19-21 March 2021 annual conference of the Metaphysical Society of America
  •  Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Institute announces: 

Word on Fire Academic, a new publishing imprint for scholarly publications—from textbooks, to published dissertations, to academic volumes—that contribute to the "great conversation" by embarking upon original research and meticulous intellectual investigation.

This new publishing line is the fourth for Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, which also continues to release books through the Word on Fire Institute, its Word on Fire Classics line, and the original Word on Fire imprint.

The first Word on Fire Academic book, Holly Ordway’s Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages, was just released a few days ago!

Tolkien's Modern Reading challenges the widely accepted view that J.R.R. Tolkien was dismissive of modern culture. Drawing on meticulous archival research, Ordway shows how Tolkien’s genius was intimately connected with the literature of his own time and concerned with the issues and crises of the modern world.

Watch the video and learn more right here: https://videos.wordonfire.org/word-on-fire-academic

  • Go to the following link to see information about the new Master's of Education in Catholic School Administration program at Pontifex University, geared toward current or aspiring Catholic school leaders: 
  • The Global Journal for Research Analysis (GJRA), a double-peer-reviewed print international journal, seeks scholarly articles to publish:

For more information about the GJRA, go to:  

https://www.worldwidejournals.com/global-journal-for-research-analysis-GJRA/

  • See the information update from the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy:
Dear SMRP Members,
I hope you are all doing well!  As a new year begins, I'm writing with some updates and exciting new opportunities at SMRP.
New Secretary-Treasurer
I'm delighted to announce that the Executive Committee has elected Stephen Lahey, University of Nebraska Lincoln, as our new Secretary-Treasurer.  Prof. Lahey is a lifetime member of SMRP, and we are grateful to him for stepping forward to volunteer in this role that is so important to the life of the Society.  
I also want to thank John Inglis very warmly for his dedicated service as Secretary-Treasurer during the past year, and his previous years of service on the Executive Committee.  We will miss you, John, and wish you all the very best in your retirement. 
New Executive Committee Member
I am also delighted to announce that Tom Ward, Baylor University, has been elected to the Executive Committee for a three-year term, replacing Jason Aleksander.  A warm welcome to Tom, and many thanks to Jason for his longstanding service as member of the Executive Committee and as our previous Secretary-Treasurer.
New Travel Grant Initiative
 
The Executive Committee has approved allocating some Society funds each year for travel grants to support presenters at SMRP events who do not have access to institutional support (with preference going to early career scholars).  We are working on implementing this new initiative; stay tuned for more details!
Call for volunteers!
(1) The SMRP Program Committee is asking for a volunteer to join the committee and take over the organization for the SMRP sponsored sessions at the APA Pacific meetings.  While it would be ideal for the organizer to be also able to attend the APA Pacific, organizing does not require commitment to attend.  To volunteer, or find out more, please email the Program Committee Chair, Sean Erwin.
(2) SRMP is also looking for volunteers to help manage our online presence.  This involves two main tasks: (a) running our SMRP Twitter account (new this year, thanks to John Inglis, and already with 276 followers!) which posts news, events, and calls of interest to the medieval and renaissance philosophy community.  (b) updating the SMRP website, which is hosted on WordPress.  Both could be done by one person, or the tasks could be split between two people.  If you'd like to volunteer, or learn more, please email Therese Cory.
Rescheduled Conference
 
As many of you know, we have unfortunately had to reschedule the SMRP inaugural society-wide conference, which was to be held last year.  The new dates are October 4-6, 2021, and we hope to see many of you there!  Stay tuned for further details coming soon.  In the meantime for any inquiries, please write John Peck at [email protected]
Our membership is growing, and we are always looking for more ways of connecting up scholars in medieval and renaissance philosophy and supporting the discipline.  As always, if you have any ideas for the Society that you would like to bring before the Executive Committee, please feel free to let any of us know!
Wishing you all the best in the new semester, and hoping to see many of you at Notre Dame at our Society conference this fall,
Therese Cory
President, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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Thérèse Scarpelli Cory
Director, History of Philosophy Forum
John and Jean Oesterle Associate Professor of Thomistic Studies
University of Notre Dame
Mail: Notre Dame Philosophy Department, 330 Malloy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
Phone: (574) 631-6805 / Email: [email protected]
The History of Philosophy Forum: https://historyofphilosophy.nd.edu
  • The Institute for Catholic Theology announces its All-Access Pass for Spring 2021:
  • See the note immediately below from Jude P. Dougherty about the Aquinas School of Leadership Commonsense Wisdom Executive Coaching Academy (CWECA): 
Dear Peter,
Permit me to express my amazement as your new academy takes shape. You have brought together an outstanding group of Catholic scholars to discuss the fundamentals of Western culture.The ten courses that I have examined are a virtual encyclopedia. The Catholic faith is under attack by a hostile media that is not even pagan. The pagans did not reject Christ, they did not know Christ. Modernity rules the air waves and the visual media. The Church needs the philosophical defense of its word and culture. Obviously, to defend the Church is to defend Western culture, but readers need to be made aware of the treasure they have in this culture. If I read your intent correctly, it is to make all who are interested understand that treasure. I heartily endorse your efforts.  May you succeed beyond all expectations. That is my prayer.
Jude  
Jude P. Dougherty
Dean Emeritus
School of Philosophy
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
USA
  • See the links below for the course description and syllabus related to a new highly-recommended elective course  in organizational leadership being offered by a retired corporate executive within the Holy Apostles  College and Seminary Graduate Thomistic Studies Concentration in Christian Wisdom:

PHS 628 Thomistic Exemplar Organizational Leadership (Dr. William McVey) 

This course is a study and application of Thomistic exemplar soulful organizational leadership based on a metaphysics of organization and a faculty-behavioral-psychology of the soul. It applies to a broad definition of organizations, i.e. profit, nonprofit, government, religious and volunteering. Since our study of exemplar soulful leadership is of an organizational context, the course focuses largely on the executive function of organizational leadership. The primary reason for a study of soulful organizational leadership is to comprehend and apply the executive function and diffusion of leadership powers at work in a soulful organization. Therefore, it is essential to our Thomistic exemplar organizational behavioral study that we must initially focus on the function of the executive and his/her character as a wise and prudent leader.

Click on this for the: Course syllabus

  • See updated information immediately below about CWECA:

An orientation course related to the CWECA program will start on 18 January 2021. It will be offered at no cost to anyone who has already contacted Peter A. Redpath before that date to discuss the possibility of developing a syllabus for offering a course or several syllabi for offering a program as an educational consultant within CWECA. CWECA classes are presently projected to start in September 2021. If you would like to offer a course and/or program within CWECA, please contact Peter Redpath ASAP at: [email protected].

For prior information about rationale for founding CWECA and names of some educational consultants who have started to develop, or have expressed interest in developing, syllabi and/or topics and programs to offer courses in commonsense wisdom at CWECA, go to:

Aquinas School of Leadership Announcements Mayday! Mayday!

See the announcement prior to Mayday! Mayday! for list of names of some of the educational consultants who have been in contact with CWECA

  • See the emergency call for help from our colleague John Haas at the International Institute for Culture

Dear Friends,

God’s richest blessings in this holy and joyous season.

I will get right to the point.  We have a critical situation at Ivy Hall.  On December 6th, the furnace in Ivy Hall died.  I have had several heating companies look at it, and all are agreed that the boiler has to be replaced.  The cost will be approximately $30,000.  We need a large boiler because, as you know, Ivy Hall is the size of a small apartment building!

I have personally been covering many expenses at Ivy Hall, such as utilities and repairs, but this is beyond my ability right now.  Our daughter Rebecca lives in the house with her daughter Eloise and looks after the house for all of us.  They have been without heat for a week now except for a couple individual electric heating units.  Very cold weather is predicted for the week, and I have to get a new furnace right away. There is also the danger of pipes freezing and bursting.

So I am going to be very bold, and ask for your help. I know this is a very difficult time for virtually everyone, but ANY size gift if you are able will help. Ivy Hall is home to the International Institute for Culture, which is a non-profit organization.  All your donations can be tax-deductible.  You can contribute at our website: www.iiculture.org or a check made out simply to IIC and mailed to Ivy Hall itself at 6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151.

Thousands have enjoyed Ivy Hall over the years and benefited from its many programs.  Some of you have enjoyed the Oktoberfest there, the St. Nicholas and Wassail Party, the Epiphany or Twelfth Night Party with the King’s Cake and blessing of the house, the recitals and concerts, lectures and seminars, wedding receptions, birthday parties, Latin courses, history and literature courses, the Boar’s Head Feast, the Four Men’s Feast, meetings of the Chesterton Society and the Order of Malta, days of recollection.  If any of you have enjoyed and benefited from any of these kinds of activities in our venerable and historic home, please help us out now.  

Again, may you be blessed in this holy season. 

John

John Haas

Founder and President

International Institute for Culture

  • See the link immediately below for details regarding a Call for Papers for women scholars working in Medieval Philosophy to participate in a KU Leuven July 2021 online conference :

CFP

Sincerely,

John Inglis
SMRP Sec. & Treasurer
You can renew SMRP membership for the new year at: https://smrpblog.wordpress.com/join/
  • Go the recent press release from Pace University Press regarding the Lex Naturalis journal

12 December 2020: PACE UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASES THE LATEST VOLUME OF LEX NATURALIS Peer-Reviewed Journal Continues the Debate on Natural Law NEW YORK, NY –

Pace University Press is pleased to announce the release of its annual journal Lex Naturalis – A Journal of Natural Law. Now in its fifth volume, this peer-reviewed journal features articles on subjects ranging from Aquinas on the freedom of the conscious to the future of American democracy. Articles include: “MacIntyre, Natural Law, and Natural Rights” by Joseph Trabbic looks at MacIntyre’s concept of natural rights, such as his claim that all rights are institutional facts, and how Macintyre’s ideas compare to Thomistic natural law. “The Future of American Democracy: Personalist Natural Law” by R. Mary Hayden Lemmons, addresses the argument that the Constitution serves as a specification of American natural law that presents key objective and universal truths justified by a natural law tradition reaching back to ancient Greece. These and other articles provide a timely resource for current-day discussions going on around the world.

For a complete Table of Contents or to place an order, visit press.pace.edu.

Go here for more information about the Lex Naturalis journal:

http://press.pace.edu/lex-naturalis/

ISBN: 978-1-935625-56-8 Price: $40

ABOUT PACE UNIVERSITY PRE3SS: A small dynamic academic press with wide-ranging interests, Pace University Press currently publishes seven journals. From the prestigious Woolf Studies Annual to the more recent The Journal of Comics and Culture, their publications make peer-reviewed research both available and accessible.

  • Go to the following link to donate money to our colleagues at the Coalition for Jewish Values:

https://coalitionforjewishvalues.org/

  • Our colleague Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. asks that you go to the following link to see an important message from him about Cardinal Pell:

Cardinal Pell

Also, go to the following links for Christmas specials from Ignatius Press:

Ignatius Press Christmas Gift Guide

  • Our colleague Ed Macierowski shares an important message with us immediately below:

Dear Colleagues,

Permit me to share with you this collection of articles from the forthcoming English version of The Universal Encyclopedia of Philosophy: UniversalEncyclopediaOfPhilosophy

This project, stemming from the work of philosophers at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, will doubtless be of interest to you and to our students here at Benedictine College. The scholars at Lublin constituted a voice in the wilderness of Soviet domination to express and enculturate the truth found in the classical philosophical tradition.

Our recent efforts to restore the classics major here with the study of Greek and Latin and that of our colleagues in theology to enable interested students to begin the study of Hebrew are steps we are taking to advance the intellectual life in America, where our culture is sometimes also submerged under an instrumentalist and utilitarian spiritual horizon.

Please do look over these encyclopedia articles. I believe it will be to our advantage to help amplify the voice of the Lublin school of Thomism in this country and to help our students to grow in intellect, character, and grace to find, to meditate upon, and to communicate the truth. As I learn more about Catholic culture in Poland, I find many treasures that may well be adaptable to and fruitful for our life here in the States.

Perhaps we can turn the restrictions imposed by the current pandemic into an opportunity for interior, spiritual growth. This Universal Encyclopedia of Philosophy can provide one avenue for such growth. In my view we should subscribe to the project and lend any other help we can to help speed up its accessibility in English.

Best wishes for a happy and holy Christmas,

Ed

E. M. Macierowski

  • Go to the link immediately below to view Fr. Peter Stravinskas's announcement about the Catholic Education Foundation's new graduate degree program for Catholic school administrators:
  • Immediately below are names of educational consultants who have started to develop, or have expressed interest in developing, syllabi and/or topics and programs to offer courses in commonsense wisdom at CWECA, followied by the rationale for founding CWECA:

(1) To date, the following are some of the 30 commonsense wisdom educational consultants have started to develop, or have expressed interest in developing, syllabi and/or topics and programs to offer courses in commonsense wisdom at CWECA, including:

Owen Anderson (Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Arizona State University)

Colonel Adam Barborich (South Eastern University of Sri Lanka/Research Scholar, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, specialist in metaphysics/ethics/religious studies/Buddhism/Hinduism)

Eduardo Bernot (as of 01 January 2021, Chair of the Online Graduate Christian Wisdom Philosophy Program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary) 

Scott J. Bloch, P.A. (Former Executive of the Office Special Counsel to the United States)

Robert Delfino (Professor of Philosophy, St. John's University, NYC)

Peter DeMarco (Founder and President of Priority Thinking, LLC, Rochester, NY:  Executive Coach, Organizational, Ethics Facilitator, and Strategy Advisor)

Heather Erb (Professor of Philosophy, Lock Haven State University, Lock Haven, Pa.)

Richard Fafara (President of the Advisory Board of the International Etienne Gilson Society)

Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton (Professor of Philosophy, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ/Founding Member of the Public Philosophy Society, General Editor of the Journal of Public Philosophy)

Daniel Fitzpatrick (Translator/Editor with Timothy Schmalz of Dante Alighieri's Purgatorio and Inferno)

John Ghostley (Educational Consultant/Author/IT Trainer)

Curtis L. Hancock (Former Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University; former President of the American Maritain Association and co-founder and President of the Etienne Gilson Society [USA])

James Hanink (Former Professor of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University [Los Angeles]/President American Maritain Association/Co-host of WCAT Radio Open Door)

Thaddeus Kozinski (Teacher of Theology at Marin Catholic high school, Instructor of The Great Books at Angelicum Academy, and Teacher of Spiritual Direction at Divine Mercy University)

Rev. Dick Lincoln (Retired Pastor, Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina)

John Lyle, Esq. (Director of Research and Legal Affairs, Priority Thinking Institute/Member of the Board of the Chesterton Academy of Rochester, Rochester, NY) 

Adam Martin (Translator Alabama/Germany Partnership, Birmingham, Alabama)

Andrew McLuhan (Director, The McLuhan Institute, Wellington, Ontario, Canada)

Arthur William McVey (Professor of Philosophy, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Christian Wisdom Graduate Concentration)

Jason Morgan (Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Reitaku University, Chiba, Japan/Co-director Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics)

Joseph Pearce (Co-editor, St. Austin Review)

Marvin Pelaez (Founder of The Boethian Renewal/Co-director Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics)

Angela Puglisi (Artist/Art Historian, Washington, DC)

John Rao (Associate Professor of History, Director of the Roman Forum/Dietrich von Hildebrand Institute, and former Preident of Una Voce America)

Peter A. Redpath (Founder and CEO of Aquinas School of Leadership)

Peter Phillips Simpson  (Full Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Commonsense wisdom of masters proposed to be covered include:

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Confucius, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, St. Aurelius Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, John Duns Scotus, St. Francis of Assisi, Dante Alighieri, Marsilio Ficino, St. John of the Cross, John Poinsot, St, Ignatius of Loyola, Matteo Ricci, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, Giambattista Vico, Therese Lisieux, Charles Sanders Peirce, Hilaire Belloc, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Josef Pieper, Mortimer J. Adler, Georges Bernanos, Leon Bloy, Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, Christopher Dawson, Romano Guardini, James Joyce, Rene Girard, Marshall McLuhan, Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton, J. R. R. Toklien, Singrid Undset, Shudaku Endo, Walker Percy, Dorothy Day, Graham Greene, John Henry Newman, Fulton J. Sheen, Dietrich von Hildebrand, James V. Schall, Raymond Dennehy, Ralph M. McInerny, Alasdair MacIntyre, John N. Deely, W. Edwards Deming, St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI

Commonsense wisdom topics/programs to be covered include: Commonsense Wisdom from the Great Works of Western Literature; Commonsense Wisdom in Western History; Commonsense Wisdom in Papal Encyclicals; Commonsense Wisdom from the Great Works of Eastern Literature; Commonsense Wisdom in Southern U.S. Agrarian Writers; Commonsense Biblical Wisdom; Commonsense Wisdom in Confucianism; Commonsense Wisdom in Hinduism; Commonsense Wisdom in Zen Masters; Commonsense Wisdom in Miyamoto Musashi; Commonsense Wisdom of Great Japanese Catholic Authors; Commonsense Wisdom in: Aesthetics, Economics, Estimative Intelligence, Ethics, Psychology, Social Science, Leadership, Metaphysics, Politics, International Relations

(2) Some of these courses are required for those pursuing a degree. Others are electives for those pursuing a degree OR not pursuing one. All deal with commonsense wisdom of exceptionally wise human beings from different well-known wisdom traditions.

(3) Jude Dougherty's note refers to his examination of some of these syllabi and programs developed by scholars from the Western Catholic wisdom tradition, including pagan Greek and Roman philosophers.

(4) Students who wish to enroll in courses to pursue a degree and a certificate will need to take a 15-lesson orientation course that discusses Mortimer J. Adler's masterful monograph:How to Speak. How to Listen. Students not pursuing a degree may also take this course. Whichever option a student chooses, completion of this course may later be used toward completion of degree programs, and taking it is not a mandatory requirement for taking courses within CWECA.

(5) The first orientation course will be offered asynchronously, and on a rolling basis, starting in mid-January 2021.

  • Go to the link immediately below for information about the Medieval Institute's post-doctoral fellowships
Also, please send along calls and events to share with others about medieval and renaissance philosophy to 
John Inglis
SMRP Sec. & Treasurer
SMRP on Twitter: @SMRPhilosophy
To renew SMRP membership click on: https://smrpblog.wordpress.com/join/
  • Go to the link immediately below for information about the new Postil Magazine and its attempt to Unite Wisdom with the Soul:
  • See the information below about how to apply for a:

BOURSE D’ÉTUDE A L’UNIVERSITÉ DE TORONTO 2020-2021

Madame, Monsieur,

La Commission Fédérale des Bourses Étrangère (CFBE) décide d'accompagner les objectifs de l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) en collaboration avec L'Université Toronto de Canada (U of T) et le soutien de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) pour le respect des mesures barrières contre le COVID-19 (CORONA), lancent un appel à la candidature pour les bourses d'étude à cette année universitaire 2020 - 2021.

Ces bourses sont destinées aux ressortissants des pays en développement, des pays du tiers monde et des pays européens.

Les bourses couvrent la période d'un cycle de formation ou un maximum de six (06) semestres.

Frais de voyage: Le billet d'avion aller-retour est à la charge de la Commission Fédérale des Bourses Étrangère (CFBE).

CONDITIONS D'OCTROI DE BOURSE D'ETUDE UNIVERSITAIRE:

1- Avoir entre 18 et 50 ans au plus
2- Être de bonne moralité
3- Comprendre et parler correctement l'une des langues d'enseignement au Canada (espagnol, anglais, allemand, italien et français)
4- Être titulaire au moins du BACCALAURÉAT ou autres diplômes professionnel

Retirer de l'Université Toronto de Canada le formulaire de demande de bourse via son adresse électronique
Officielle: [email protected] / [email protected] / WhatsApp : +1 581 534 7109

NB : Laisser vos contacts whatsapp pour plus de communication

BONNE CHANCE

UNIVERSITÉ TORONTO DE CANADA
La Direction
  • Go to the link immediately below by 31 December 2020 to help the Thomistic Institute give a gift to a college student: 

https://thomisticinstitute.org/donate-email

and go do the following link for information about upcoming TI events:

Upcoming Thomistic Institute Events

  • See the letter below from Dr. Nicholas Pappas about the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World, 4 to 5 January 2021, Athens,

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to inform you that the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World, 4-5 January 2021, Athens, Greece (https://www.atiner.gr/humanities) will take place in less than a month. This year due to the pandemic we will accept both remote (online or pre-recorded) and onsite presentations. If you are interested in giving a remote presentation, you are welcome to send us your proposal by next Monday, 14 December 2020. Our administration can send you more information, including the abstract submission form.

My best regards,

Nick

Dr. Nicholas Pappas 

Vice President of Academic & Membership

Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

  • Go to the link immediately below to view information from Hillsdale College about its free online courses:

Hillsdale College Free Online Courses

  • Go to the following link to find ways to help the Daughters of St. Paul:
  1. A financial offering. Donate safely online: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/OTM3NjA= OR by check to "Daughters of St. Paul" (memo: "pandemic fund"): Sr. Patricia Mary Maresca, FSP / Daughters of St. Paul / 50 Saint Paul's Ave. / Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  2. Sign up HERE for a huge Nov. 13-15, 2020 CATHOLIC MOM'S VIRTUAL SUMMIT (a percentage of your entrance fee goes to Daughters of St. Paul): choose "all access pass" where you can access all the talks even after Nov. 15 before the price goes up: https://www.cardinalstudios.org/moms-summit-home?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cardinalstudios.org%2Fa%2F34145%2FGoeb5nXt
  3. Pray! Commit to pray for vocations to the Daughters and for our mission of spreading the Gospel through media.

They are especially looking for Associate Editors based in and representing scholarly communities in the regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Please send nominations or expressions of interest (no more than 2 pages), along with a brief
CV, to Biosemiotics’ Editors-In-Chief Yogi Hale Hendlin ([email protected]) and Alexei
Sharov ([email protected]). Reviews will begin 20 December 2020 and will remain open
until the positions are filled.

  • See the information immediately below from Lewis Talbot City Internships, Founder & CEO:

CI Logo

+1 310 438 5329
+44 020 3808 4790

 
About CI

CI creates globally engaged, career-ready graduates.

We partner with traditional educators and leading employers across the globe to help close the skill and knowledge gaps that leave almost half of recent college graduates un- and under-employed.

Our experiential education programs, which combine a proven blend of work-based training, cohort-based classes and workshops, and on-the-ground coaching, held in immersive and inspirational settings, dramatically enhance career outcomes.

Our track-record speaks volumes. CI alumni secure graduate-level employment three-times more quickly, and starting salaries 30% higher, than their peers.

CI was founded in London, England in 2011. 

Today, from its HQ in Los Angeles, CA and in partnership with leading employers across the globe, CI provides immersive and transformational experiences for students and recent graduates.

CI work-based learning programs may be undertaken in-person or remotely, and during the summer or semester, with work placements with leading employers in 9 industries and 20 locations globally.

Summer 2021 programs

Admissions for our summer 2021 programs have now been open for several weeks, and we have received 600% more applications compared with the same period last year.

Accordingly, I encourage students interested in joining a summer 2021 in-person program to apply sooner rather than later here:

www.city-internships.com/apply

Student aid for 2020/21

Correspondingly, we also anticipate our 2020/21 Student Aid fund to be drawn down earlier than any previous year.

And so, as well applying sooner than later, I also encourage interested students to review and secure their CI student aid awards as early as possible here:

CI Student Aid Calculator

(Our student aid, tuition rebate, and ambassador schemes, which provide non-repayable financial assistance of up to $2,013, $2,500, and $1,250 respectively, and may be combined, are applicable to all 2020/21 in-person and remote programs.)

Remote programs

The SemesterAccelerator Program is best suited to current students (though those graduating in the Spring may also want to review the GradLaunch Program). 

In brief, the SemesterAccelerator Program provides students a part-time, semester-length remote work placement with a leading employer completed in tandem with our Future Leader and Career Navigator courses. 

Together, these provide students with the necessary practical experience, in-demand skills and commercial awareness training, and professional networks and job seeking know how to launch successful careers. 

And, critically, the SemesterAccelerator Program is designed and paced so students may undertake it as they study from campus or home. 

Admissions are open now, with start dates commencing on a rolling basis. Naturally, places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis (as is CI Student Aid). Early application is advised.

www.city-internships.com/apply 

In-person programs

Predictably, recent vaccine news has led to interest in our summer 2021 in-person programs increasing further still. 

Though we continue to work to increase capacity for summer 2021, especially for our two most popular programs, the Global Accelerator Programs in London and New York, we anticipate closing them to new applicants early in the New Year.

Again, admissions are open now (with our guarantee of enhanced flexibility that has been available throughout the pandemic). And again, early application is advised:

www.city-internships.com/apply 

I'd be very grateful if you can share this information with your students, and I hope it helps with understanding the options with City Internships this year a little better.

Best wishes,

Lewis

  • Go to the link immediately below to view the Acton Institute's recent announcement of US and Canadian mini-grants for research and teaching in free market economics:
  • Go to the link immediately below to see the Trinity Forum's announcement of readings featuring selections from the gripping Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:

https://www.ttf.org/product/frederickdouglass/?mc_cid=3cb97250c8&mc_eid=445ac55ca4

  • See link below for free online course being offered by Dallas Theological Seminary on Revelation:

https://courses.dts.edu/register/revelation/?utm_source=prospecting&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=revelation&utm_content=AE_1600Daily11112020

  • Immediately are names of educational consultants who have started to develop, or have expressed interest in developing, syllabi and/or topics and programs to offer courses in commonsense wisdom at CWECA, followied by the rationale for founding CWECA:

(1) To date, the following are some of the 30 commonsense wisdom educational consultants have started to develop, or have expressed interest in developing, syllabi and/or topics and programs to offer courses in commonsense wisdom at CWECA, including:

Owen Anderson (Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Arizona State University)

Colonel Adam Barborich (South Eastern University of Sri Lanka/Research Scholar, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, specialist in metaphysics/ethics/religious studies/Buddhism/Hinduism)

Eduardo Bernot (as of 01 January 2021, Chair of the Online Graduate Christian Wisdom Philosophy Program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary) 

Scott J. Bloch, P.A. (Former Executive of the Office Special Counsel to the United States)

Robert Delfino (Professor of Philosophy, St. John's University, NYC)

Peter DeMarco (Founder and President of Priority Thinking, LLC, Rochester, NY:  Executive Coach, Organizational, Ethics Facilitator, and Strategy Advisor)

Heather Erb (Professor of Philosophy, Lock Haven State University, Lock Haven, Pa.)

Richard Fafara (President of the Advisory Board of the International Etienne Gilson Society)

Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton (Professor of Philosophy, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ/Founding Member of the Public Philosophy Society, General Editor of the Journal of Public Philosophy)

Daniel Fitzpatrick (Translator/Editor with Timothy Schmalz of Dante Alighieri's Purgatorio and Inferno)

John Ghostley (Educational Consultant/Author/IT Trainer)

Curtis L. Hancock (Former Joseph M. Freeman Chair of Philosophy at Rockhurst University; former President of the American Maritain Association and co-founder and President of the Etienne Gilson Society [USA])

James Hanink (Former Professor of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University [Los Angeles]/President American Maritain Association/Co-host of WCAT Radio Open Door)

Thaddeus Kozinski (Teacher of Theology at Marin Catholic high school, Instructor of The Great Books at Angelicum Academy, and Teacher of Spiritual Direction at Divine Mercy University)

Rev. Dick Lincoln (Retired Pastor, Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina)

John Lyle, Esq. (Director of Research and Legal Affairs, Priority Thinking Institute/Member of the Board of the Chesterton Academy of Rochester, Rochester, NY) 

Adam Martin (Translator Alabama/Germany Partnership, Birmingham, Alabama)

Andrew McLuhan (Director, The McLuhan Institute, Wellington, Ontario, Canada)

Arthur William McVey (Professor of Philosophy, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Christian Wisdom Graduate Concentration)

Jason Morgan (Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Reitaku University, Chiba, Japan/Co-director Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics)

Joseph Pearce (Co-editor, St. Austin Review)

Marvin Pelaez (Founder of The Boethian Renewal/Co-director Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics)

Angela Puglisi (Artist/Art Historian, Washington, DC)

John Rao (Associate Professor of History, Director of the Roman Forum/Dietrich von Hildebrand Institute, and former Preident of Una Voce America)

Peter A. Redpath (Founder and CEO of Aquinas School of Leadership)

Peter Phillips Simpson  (Full Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Commonsense wisdom of masters proposed to be covered include:

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Confucius, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, St. Aurelius Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, John Duns Scotus, St. Francis of Assisi, Dante Alighieri, Marsilio Ficino, St. John of the Cross, John Poinsot, St, Ignatius of Loyola, Matteo Ricci, Thomas Reid, Adam Smith, Giambattista Vico, Therese Lisieux, Charles Sanders Peirce, Hilaire Belloc, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Josef Pieper, Mortimer J. Adler, Georges Bernanos, Leon Bloy, Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, Christopher Dawson, Romano Guardini, James Joyce, Rene Girard, Marshall McLuhan, Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton, J. R. R. Toklien, Singrid Undset, Shudaku Endo, Walker Percy, Dorothy Day, Graham Greene, John Henry Newman, Fulton J. Sheen, Dietrich von Hildebrand, James V. Schall, Raymond Dennehy, Ralph M. McInerny, Alasdair MacIntyre, John N. Deely, W. Edwards Deming, St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI

Commonsense wisdom topics/programs to be covered include: Commonsense Wisdom from the Great Works of Western Literature; Commonsense Wisdom in Western History; Commonsense Wisdom in Papal Encyclicals; Commonsense Wisdom from the Great Works of Eastern Literature; Commonsense Wisdom in Southern U.S. Agrarian Writers; Commonsense Biblical Wisdom; Commonsense Wisdom in Confucianism; Commonsense Wisdom in Hinduism; Commonsense Wisdom in Zen Masters; Commonsense Wisdom in Miyamoto Musashi; Commonsense Wisdom of Great Japanese Catholic Authors; Commonsense Wisdom in: Aesthetics, Economics, Estimative Intelligence, Ethics, Psychology, Social Science, Leadership, Metaphysics, Politics, International Relations

(2) Some of these courses are required for those pursuing a degree. Others are electives for those pursuing a degree OR not pursuing one. All deal with commonsense wisdom of exceptionally wise human beings from different well-known wisdom traditions.

(3) Jude Dougherty's note refers to his examination of some of these syllabi and programs developed by scholars from the Western Catholic wisdom tradition, including pagan Greek and Roman philosophers.

(4) Students who wish to enroll in courses to pursue a degree and a certificate will need to take a 15-lesson orientation course that discusses Mortimer J. Adler's masterful monograph:How to Speak. How to Listen. Students not pursuing a degree may also take this course. Whichever option a student chooses, completion of this course may later be used toward completion of degree programs, and taking it is not a mandatory requirement for taking courses within CWECA.

(5) Immediately below is the rationale for founding CWECA at this time:

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

FACULTY TIRED OF BEING ABUSED BY YOUR "FAKE" ENLIGHTENMENT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY 

STUDENTS DEPRIVED OF EDUCATION IN THE WEST'S RICH COMMONSENSE WISDOM TRADITION BY YOUR "FAKE" ENLIGHTENMENT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

MAKE WESTERN EDUCATION GREAT AGAIN!

ABANDON SHIP! ABANDON SHIP!

JUMP ABOARD THE CWECA LIFEBOAT!

     IF YOU MISSED THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CWECA'S
 FOUNDING

ITS MISSION STATEMENT AND MOTTO IS:

TRANSFORMING APPRENTICES INTO THE GREATEST OF

EDUCATORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYERS, EXECUTIVES, AND WORLD LEADERS!

THE RATIONALE FOR ITS FOUNDING AT THIS TIME IS:

In light of a report from trusted sources in NYC that, due to a dramatic drop (reportedly around 30%) in fall semester 2020 enrollments, one of the most well-known self-identified Catholic universities in the US told its faculty and administrators that a need exists to declare a state of "financial exigency" (including a reduction of salary and University contribution to retirement accounts), Peter DeMarco, CEO of the Priority Thinking Institute, LLC (PTI: https://prioritythinking.com/) and Peter A. Redpath, CEO of the Aquinas School of Leadership, Management, and Organizational Development, LLC (ASL: https://www.aquinasschoolofleadership.com/) say they have moved up to 11 January 2021 launch of a joint affiliation they have been planning for several years. DeMarco explained this decision by saying:

"Peter Redpath and I see the Covid-19 pandemic to be a sign of the straw that broke the famed Camel's back. For over 20 years, Dr. Redpath and some of our colleagues have been predicting that the Industrial Age, administratively top-heavy and commonsense-impoverished college and universities in the West would soon start to fall like dominoes. The analogy Dr. Redpath once gave me was that their collapse would resemble US military scrambling to board helicopters to get out of Saigon at the conclusion of military involvement in the Vietnam War. As a West Point graduate, that image has stuck with me since I first started to study under Dr. Redpath to apply philosophical principles he has derived mainly from St. Thomas Aquinas to build my executive coaching business across the globe. In doing this, I have discovered that great, contemporary business leaders all over the world are desperate to hire commonsense leaders who can think and reason prudently, courageously, and wisely through today’s challenges. Sadly, most, college and university administrators and faculty, like most contemporary politicians, are sorely lacking in common sense. Even in China—my last international trip in January, 2020, before the Covid travel restrictions were implemented— I found within top business leaders with whom I met a hunger to apply to their leadership teams the concrete and fertile, Thomistic psychological principles I use instead of the abstract and sterile concepts that infect contemporary graduate business schools. 

Redpath remarked: "Simultaneous arrival on the international scene of the joint Tsunamis of Covid-19 and Donald Trump have obscured to much of the world the reality of the chief causes of the contemporary chaos and anarchy we are presently witnessing on a global scale: The largely parasitic metaphysical and moral principles that generated the modern and Enlightenment, Industrial Age, administratively centralized, colleges and universities have exhausted the host of classical wisdom that had enabled these institutions to survive for centuries. Like the world-historical events of the educational collapse that befell the great Medieval universities after the Bubonic plague hit Europe in the mid-fourteenth century and the fall of Constantinople about 100 years later (in 1453) that helped usher in Marsilio Ficino's famed Platonic Academy, fall of contemporary Enlightenment colleges and universities as a result of the coincidence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the presidency of Donald Trump is a sign that these institutions have spent whatever metaphysical and moral capital they had: (1) inherited from the wisdom and prudence of antiquity and (2) added to it on their own. Just as the commonsense, land-based, Florentine, Platonic Academy was needed to help issue in the Italian renaissance and, as an unforeseen reaction against it, the later, centralized, administratively top-heavy Enlightenment colleges and universities of the Industrial Age, a common sense, online international academy is now needed at this world-historical moment to generate a new, administratively decentralized, global, higher educational renaissance properly suited for the digital age. As our friend, Professor Curtis L. Hancock once sagely observed, looking to contemporary college and university administrators and most of the faculty members at these institutions to fix this mess 'is like looking for help from arsonists to extinguish a forest fire.'"

According to DeMarco and Redpath, to avoid as much administrative interference from such individuals in delivering internationally for the new digital age the highest quality of academic excellence at lowest cost to as many students as possible, this renaissance, totally-online and asynchronous, Commonsense Wisdom Executive Coaching Academy (CWECA) will be proudly totally non-accredited, and totally free of foundation and governmental support of any kind! In addition, it will start by offering 5 completely different types of advanced degrees, based upon a model that harmonizes into a genus unto itself the excellence of soul generated by the commonsense, metaphysical and moral leadership teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and the excellence of soul produced by analogous commonsense metaphysical and moral teachings within Asian institutions of wisdom and martial arts traditions. Achievement of these degrees will not be time-bound by the traditional Western college and university semester model. Instead, degrees will be awarded based upon mastery of academic material.

Already in place, they say, are the faculty and curriculum for the CWECA's first two degrees that include: (1) required courses in the commonsense wisdom within the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Hinduism, and Mortimer J. Adler, and others; and (2) some elective courses based upon the commonsense wisdom of great educational leaders like James V. Schall, S.J., Etienne Gilson, and Marshall McLuhan. An initial, required 15-lesson orientation course for the fall start of the CWECA is scheduled to begin on 11 January 2021.

Anyone interested in further information about studying at, or offering elective courses on some great, commonsense leader from within a wisdom tradition for, the CWECA should contact:

John Lyle, Esq., at: [email protected]

and

Dr. Peter A. Redpath at: [email protected]

A man who has never feared going into the lion's den!

  • Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., reports he has great news, but asks for help:

The  great news is that the Thomistic Institute's Aquinas 101 course consisting of a series of short YouTube videos that introduce the classic truths of the Catholic tradition have  had over 40,000 people sign up and over 1.3 million views!

His problem is that the TI needs to film more of them. While they do not yet have the money to do so, they have received a generous pledge to match every dollar given to this project before November 14th.

He requests we help out by going to the following link to donate to this great work:

https://thomisticinstitute.org/appeal/2020

  • For information about a Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference on The Image, at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, School of Education, Lisbon, Portugal 13–14 September 2021, go to:

https://ontheimage.com/2021-conference/call-for-papers

  • Go to the link immediately below for latest news about Ave Maria University's theology programs:

https://mailchi.mp/avemaria/october-amu-graduate-theology-e-newsletter-hzr38bvezc?e=9644eacfe5

  • Go to the links below from American Philanthropic regarding job openings, grantwriting, foundations, and much more:

https://www.americanphilanthropic.com/

and

https://giversdoersthinkers-podcast.buzzsprout.com/

  • Public Philosophy Society announces new posts, reading groups, and other events at:

https://www.patreon.com/pubphisociety

  • Go to the following link to for information about a new media launch by the Daughters of St. Paul:

https://twitter.com/MargaretSatoFSP/status/1303515316518035456

  • Go to the following link for information about how to register for upcoming events at the Institute of Catholic Theology:

http://ictphx.org/event

  • The Lyceum Institute announces new educational opportunities at the following links:

https://cp-insight.com/services/lyceum/

and

https://lyceum.institute/

  • Go to the following link for information about the Thomistic Institute's Fall Thomistic Circles Conference and the Summa theologiae student reading group:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?

  • Go to the following link to join the Ignatius Press new Formed Book Club:

https://formedbookclubforum.ignatius.com/c/the-sound-of-beauty?utm_source=Ignatius+Press&utm_campaign=749541f4ca-FORMED+Book+Club+Invite-Full+List-+Sept2020+1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_60b0d982b1-749541f4ca-176239909&mc_cid=749541f4ca&mc_eid=ca4a067738

  • Announcing the 7th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society

Conference theme: "Considering Viral Technologies: Pandemic-Driven Opportunities and Challanges"

Location: University of Melbourne (Parkville Campus), Melbourne, Australia

Dates: 08–09 April 2021

For further information about this meeting, go to: 

https://techandsoc.com/2021-conference/call-for-papers

  • Go to the link below to listen to a recent talk by Fr. Peter Stravinskas, President of the Catholic Education Foundation regarding the relevance of Catholic education today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rof1zZWN4c&feature=youtu.be

Also, go to the following link for recent issues of the Catholic Educator magazine:

http://www.catholiceducationfoundation.com/mag

Go to the following link to donate money to the CEF. Fr. Peter says the well is running dry:

http://catholiceducationfoundation.com/

  • American Philanthropic is pleased to announce that:

Together with Philanthropy Daily, they have launched “Givers, Doers, & Thinkers,” a new podcast exploring the intersection of philanthropy and civil society.

For further information about this podcast and other work American Philanthropic is doing to strengther civil society, go to:

https://www.americanphilanthropic.com/

and

https://giversdoersthinkers-podcast.buzzsprout.com/

  • Announcing the 16th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Conference special focus: "Considering the Opportunities of Crisis: Resilience and Change in World History"

Location: Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, UK

Dates: 21–23 July 2021

For further information about this meeting, go to: 

https://thesocialsciences.com/2021-conference/call-for-papers

  • Go to the following link to help publicize and end current-day Nigerian genocide:

https://www.faithwire.com/2020/09/17/nigerias-silent-slaughter-gabbard-watson-and-others-call-for-us-to-help-end-genocide-trafficking-and-persecution/

  • Announcing the 14th International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies

Conference special focus: "Transcending Social Distance: Emerging Practices in e-Learning"

Location: University of the Aegean (Rhodes Campus), Rhodes, Greece

Dates: 05–06 May 2021

For further information about this meeting, go to: 

https://ubi-learn.com/2021-conference/call-for-papers

  • The Telos Paul Piccone Institute announces a Call for Papers for its annual conference

Location: NYC if conditions permit; otherwise online

Dates: 18–19 September 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?"

For detailed conference description, find more conference details,  go to:

http://www.telosinstitute.net/conference2021/ 

Some details about submissions: 250-word abstracts along with a short c.v. are required. Email these to [email protected] by 15 January 2021.

Please place "The 2021 Telos Conference" in the email's subject line. The criteria for selecting abstracts are: 1) relevance to the conference concern with contemporary ramifications; 2) original analysis and argument (not summary or description); amd 3) focus (conference presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes)

  • Go to the link below to hear San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone urging Americans to speak out in defense of the right to worship:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhir4-6C1nQ

  • Congratulations to our colleague Dr. Eduardo Bernot:

For successfully defending his magisterial, 1400+page dissertation

"The First Principles of Mathematics in the Light of St. Thomas Aquinas"

with highest honors from the Universidad Abat Oliba, CEU (Barcelona, Spain) on 20 July 2020.

Since May 2019, Dr. Bernot is the 3rd student affiliated with the Aquinas School of Leadership and the Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS) Thomistic Studies Concentration in Christian Wisdom to have successfully completed his dissertation with highest honors from this prestigious university.

Regarding his thesis, his dissertation director, Peter A. Redpath states: "With publication of this dissertation, in my opinion, Eduardo Bernot has established himself as the greatest Thomistic scholar alive today, and of the twenty-first century. This is the best analysis of the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas that I have ever read. It surpasses anything Etienne Gilson has written about Aquinas. Finally, after 700+ years, some student of St. Thomas has included in one work the myriad of principles Aquinas actually uses and lucidly explains how and why he uses them. Once Dr. Bernot gets this work into multi-volume form with some publishing house, it should become mandatory reading for any student pursuing a graduate degree in Thomistic studies.

  • Fr. Joseph Fessio announces Theology online courses:

He will be offering online theology courses with lectures on each book chapter, study questions, and video clips with the answer to each of the study questions, and exams.

For more information, go to: https://www.angelicum.net/theology-online

  • The Aquinas Center at Ave Maria University announces an Call for Papers:

Location: In-person at Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida; and a virtual component

Dates: 11–13 February 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Hope and Death, Christian Responses"

To submit proposals online before 01 October 2020 and find more conference details go to: 

https://avemariauniversity.lpages.co/aquinas-center/

  • The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy announces a Call for Abstracts:

John Inglis reports that the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy is seeking abstracts for online paper presentations held the APA-Central 2021 meeting, Feb. 26th to 29th, which will also be held online. They seek abstracts from any area or figure in medieval philosophy in any tradition (Jewish, Christian, Islamic). They encourage submissions from scholars of all ranks, including graduate students.

Please include an abstract of 250 words (or less) with your name and any position and institutional affiliation.
Send all proposals to Stephen Ogden at ogdens[at]cua.edu.
From John Inglis
SMRP Sec. & Treasurer
To renew SMRP membership click on: https://smrpblog.wordpress.com/join/
  • Our colleague Brian Kemple announces formation of: the Lyceum Institute:
The Lyceum Institute, which provides a flexible, classical, Thomistic, and semiotic approach to continuing and continual digital education.  For more information, go to: https://lyceum.institute
  • Announcing a new book publication by our colleague Sr. Mary Lea Hill, FSP:

Title: Complaints of the Saints

Book description: Saints are human, and humans complain. A lot. How can we reconcile these two facts? Despite the somewhat one-dimensional portraits of sanctity that we find in some devotional material, every saint struggled in his or her life. And it was not always easy for them to handle their struggles gracefully.

Complaints of the Saints by Sr. Mary Lea Hill, FSP, shares some of the saints’ responses to suffering. The witty anecdotes and wisdom Sr. Hill conveys are both consoling and relatable, teaching us that the saints experienced the same emotions we do in the face of hardship. And they complained to God! Complaints of the Saints argues that complaining, while not a good thing in and of itself, is simply a natural human reaction to life’s difficulties. Just as the saints used their human nature, faults, and even complaints as a means for growing closer to God, so what we feel about and how we react to our trials can be a means for drawing us closer to God. As evidenced in Scripture and the life of the saints, God can handle our feelings and complaints.

In 61 short chapters, Sr. Hill relays the stories of a diverse range of holy men and women who reached out to God in times of need—sometimes with an acerbic tongue, as with St. Jerome; sometimes with patience, as with St. Thérèse of Lisieux; or sometimes with a gruff demeanor, as with St. Damien of Molokai. All of these saints enjoyed a close relationship with the Lord, and they were not afraid to reach out to him in their own voice, even with raw feelings. Sr. Hill’s sense of humor and affection for the saints discussed is apparent in her writing, and after reading this book, you’ll feel closer to them as well. Yes, even you can become a saint!

For more information about this work and best link for lowest prices, go to:

https://paulinestore.com/default/complaints-of-the-saints-qs1002995-195295.html

  • Ignatius Press announces daily snippets of receive a snippet of Catholic wisdom 

Get these every morning from literary giants, beloved saints, and relevant voices from today. Read them in 60 seconds, live it out the rest of the day. Plus enjoy exclusive discounts on the products Ignatius Press feature every day!

To start receiving these every day, go to:

https://www.catholicwisdom.org/?utm_term=0_60b0d982b1-9ee51cf625-176239909&mc_cid=9ee51cf625&mc_eid=ca4a067738

  • Announcing a new book publication by our colleague Ken Bryson:

What do We know about God?

Book description: There are few subjects known to mankind that has drawn more interest, exploration, and publication than the nature of God and our relationship to Him as human beings. Many approaches to the study stand wholly on a platform of religious doctrine and dogma. Other approaches are secular in nature and rely solely on rational and philosophical arguments. Dr. Ken Bryson brings to the field an approach that applies a balance between these two extremes. As a Christian, Ken bases his arguments in biblical theology and then builds upon this foundation with reason and philosophy drawn from many of the most prominent thinkers in both ancient and modern history.

For more information about this work and best link for lowest prices in Kindle and paperback editions, go to:

https://www.amazon.com/What-Know-About-God-Philosophical/dp/B08CMYCGGH/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=kenneth+a+bryson&qid=1595778618&sr=8-2#reader_B08CMYCGGH

and

http://www.biblicaltheology.com/bookshelf_Other.html

  • In celebration of the septuacentennial of Dante Alieghieri's Divine Comedy, En Route Books & Media announces a beautiful, new translation of his Inferno by Daniel Fitzpatrick and illustrated by sculptor Timothy Schmalz

For more information about how to obtain a copy of this work, go to:

https://enroutebooksandmedia.com/helpdantehelpitaly/

  • Congratulations to our colleague Romanus Cesario, O.P. for being awarded the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair of Theology at Ave Maria University starting the fall 2020

For more information about this recognition, go to:

https://theology.avemaria.edu/post/623173207862722560/romanus-cessario-op-to-occupy-the-adam

  • Kevin Arnold from the John Templeton Foundation announces:

The John Templeton Foundation just kickstarted a new request for ideas series called the Ideas Challenge. The current challenge is aimed at exploring novel scientific and philosophical ideas useful for advancing the study of goal-directed or goal-seeking phenomena in nature.
 
The Foundation is offering fifty (50) $1000 USD individual awards for the top 50 ideas submitted by U.S. residents. To enter, entrants must provide the Foundation with a one-page (500-word max) concept by August 31, 2020. In addition to the prize, promising ideas from both winners and other entrants will inform future funding initiatives supported by the Foundation in 2020 and beyond.
 
For more information, go to: [email protected].

  • Editor of The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Christian Miller, announces that he looking for reviewers for recently published books dating from 2017 to present; anyone interested in writing a review should contact him at

[email protected]

  • Announcing a Call for Papers for the 44th annual meeting of the American Maritain Association

Location: De Sales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Dates: 18–20 March 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Maritain and Questions about Freedom"

Some details about the conference:

As always, the AMA is also interested in papers on any topic relevant to the perennial philosophy!

Please send proposals of up to 500 words that explore any of the above or related questions to Dr. James M. Jacobs at [email protected] by December 15, 2020. Presentations should be 25-30 minutes in length. There is a $250 prize and guaranteed publication for the best graduate student paper; this paper is to be submitted by January 15, 2021. 

Registration fee is $100 ($50 for students.) Membership in the American Maritain Association is $75. ($35 for students.) We encourage timely online payment. Registration at the conference will be $125 ($60 for students

For more information, contact: j[email protected]

  • The Renaissance Society of America announces Call for Papers and Lightning Talks from several organizations for its 2021 International Congress

Location: Dublin, Ireland

For more information, go to: https://www.rsa.org/blogpost/1860861/RSA-Dublin-2021-Calls-for-Papers

  • Announcing the 19th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities 

Location: Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Date: 30 June to 02 July 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Critical Thinking, Soft Skills, and Technology

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to:

https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/H21/proposal/new

  • Announcing links to the 4th episode of "The Absolutes," hosted by our colleague Greg Reichberg

Topic: "The Absolutes in Moderation"

Episode description: This episode features podcast host Greg Reichberg who explains why, in some areas of human life, going to the extreme is good, and bad in others. Wisdom consists in knowing the difference.

To find the 4th episode, go to:

You can also follow the podcast on Instagram for frequent updates and reflections (@the.absolutes)
  • Announcing the Nineteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies

Location: Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Dates: 2 July 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Information, Medium & Society: Research in the Age of Thinking Machines, Implications for Scholars, Libraries, and Publishers"

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to:

https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/B21/proposal/new?utm_source=B21A_danUNV&utm_medium=B21A_danUNV&utm_campaign=B21A_danUNV

  • Go to the following links for information from Carmelite Monks in Wyoming about their new ventures:
  • Click on the following link for a topical index to the works of Mortimer J. Adler:
  • Click on the following link for information about the July 2020 online priest conference sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation: 
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/05/07/sixth-annual-priest-conference-on-catholic-schools-goes-virtual/

Location: University of Córdoba, Córdoba Spain

Dates: 03–04 June 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Modeling Traditions from the Margins: Non-Canonical Writings in Religious Systems"

For more information, go to: 

http://www.newsletter.illinois.mx3a.com/vo/religion_N21AUNVg.html?&utm_source=N21A_danUNV&utm_medium=N21A_danUNV&utm_campaign=N21A_danUNV

Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Dates: 05–06 June 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Life after Pandemic: Towards a New Global politics."

For more information, go to: https://onglobalization.com/2021-conference/call-for-papers

Location: The University of Western Australia, School of Design in Perth, Australia

Dates:: 16–18 June 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: "Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global."

For more information, go to: 

http://www.newsletter.illinois.mx3a.com/vo/art_A21AUNVg.html?&utm_source=A21A_DanUNV&utm_medium=A21A_DanUNV&utm_campaign=A21A_DanUNV 
  • WCAT Radio announces its HELP DANTE HELP ITALY PROJECT at:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/dantedi-a-newly-translated-and-illustrated-comedy

Good day, friends, 

Next year in 1321, we'll be celebrating the septuacentennial anniversary of publication of Dante's the Paradiso and of the death of its author. To participate in this celebration, Holy Apostles philosophy student, Daniel Fitzpatrick, has teamed with Vatican sculptor, Timothy Schmalz, to create a new illustrated translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. 
See http://enroutebooksandmedia.com/helpdantehelpitaly/ for the first canto of the Inferno
The two have also taken this opportunity to partner with WCAT Radio with the blessing of the administration at Holy Apostles College & Seminary to sponsor a fundraiser for the sick and dispossessed in Italy.
See http://www.helpdantehelpitaly.com to participate. A minimum donation of $5 will get you in your email twice a week a newly translated and illustrated canto and help you help Dante help Italy to restore stability to his homeland. 
Many blessings, and stay safe out there!
--
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vice-President of External Affairs
Africa LIFE Runners Coordinator
Holy Apostles College & Seminary
  • Announcing the Thomas Ricklin Book Prize for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

On anniversary of Thomas Ricklin’s death, his wife Sandra Plastina Ricklin, members of family, the head of Cetefil Alessandra Beccarisi and its scientific committee announce a prize in memory of Thomas Ricklin, professor at the Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität (München) and scholar of medieval philosophical culture. The initiative is aimed at supporting the publication of a critical study or annotated edition of a text, in the field of medieval and renaissance philosophy by young scholars. The initiative is sponsored by CETEFIL, the Centre for the editing of philosophical texts of the University of Salento.

Object of the selection: presentation of a monograph or critical edition of a text in the field of medieval and renaissance philosophy, accompanied by an abstract. The study can be written in the following languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish, German.

Requirements for admission: the award is open to Italian and foreign scholars who have held a PhD for no longer than ten years on the date of publication of the announcement.

Sum to be awarded and adjudicating committee: the prize, of 3,000 euros, made available by Ricklin’s wife and family, will be assigned to the winner, selected by a jury, whose decision is final, composed of: the director of Cetefil, Professor Alessandra Beccarisi (Università del Salento), Professor Sandra Plastina Ricklin (Università della Calabria), Professor Ruedi Imbach (Université de Fribourg), Professor Loris Sturlese (Accademia dei Lincei), and Professor Johannes Bartuschat (Universität Zurich).

Applications for participation in the award must be sent by December 30th each year to the following address:

They must contain: 1) personal information including date and place of birth, address of residence and/or domicile, telephone number, e-mail address; 2) photocopy of the candidate’s PhD certificate or equivalent declaration; 3) photocopy of a valid identity document; 4) original critical edition of a currently unedited text in the field of medieval and renaissance philosophical culture; 5) presentation abstract. The subject line must contain “Premio Internazionale Thomas Ricklin – Seconda edizione”.

Outcome of the selection and presentation of the award: The outcome of the selection will be published on the Cetefil website (https://cetefil.wordpress.com/premio-ricklin/international-thomas-ricklin-prize/).

The winner will be personally informed. The presentation of the award will take place on the occasion of a public event at a date and in an institutional setting to be announced subsequently.

  • John Inglis, Treasurer of the Society for Medival and Renaissance Philosophy (SMRP), sends along the following announcement from Rob Pasnau:

I am sorry to have to add to your confinement blues, but my annual list of books in medieval philosophy --- below --- comes with two pieces of bad news. First, this is not as comprehensive a list as in previous years. (For various reasons, I was unable to call on the research help that I have previously relied on.) Second, I have decided that this is the last such list I am going to generate. It turns out to be a tedious and unending process to hunt down new books published in the field. Having done it since 2012, I have decided to stop pushing this particular rock up this particular hill. (On to other rocks and other hills!)

If others are interested in taking over this public service, I would of course be delighted to share their work in this forum.

As ever, the list is randomly organized, and begins with some books from 2018 that were left off last year's list.

* * *

Johannes Hiltalingen von Basel, Lectura super quattuor libros Sententiarum: Tomus III, super secundum librum, ed. Venício Marcolino, Monica Brînzei, Carolin Oser-Grote (Cassiciacum, 2018)

Irene O'Daly, John of Salisbury and the Medieval Roman Renaissance (Manchester University Press, 2018)

E. Göransson, G. Iversen, and B. Crostini, eds. The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin: A Casebook (Brepols, 2018)

Carlos Steel, Steven Vanden Broecke, David Juste & Shlomo Sela (eds.). The Astrological Autobiography of a Medieval Philosopher: Henry Bate’s Nativitas (1280-81) (Leuven, 2018).

Maria-Jesús Soto-Bruna (ed.), Causality and Resemblance: Medieval Approaches to the Explanation of Nature (Olms, 2018)

Alexander Key, Language between God and the Poets: Ma'na in the Eleventh Century (University of California Press, 2018)

Amador Vega, Peter Weibel, Siegfried Zielinski (eds), Dia-logos : Ramon Llull's method of thought and artistic practice (University of Minnesota Press, 2018)

Peter Adamson and Matteo Di Giovanni (eds.), Interpreting Averroes:  Critical Essays (Cambridge UP)

Daniel Schwartz, The Political Morality of the Late Scholastics: Civic Life, War and Conscience (Cambridge UP)

Thomas Williams (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Ethics (Cambridge UP)

Charles H. Manekin and Daniel Davies (eds.), Interpreting Maimonides: Critical Essays (Cambridge UP)

Norman Russell, Gregory Palamas and the Making of Palamism in the Modern Age (OUP)

Robert Grosseteste, Compotus, edited by Alfred Lohr and C. Philipp E. Nothaft (OUP) [Latin edition with facing English translation]

Robert Grosseteste, The Scientific Works, volume 1, edited by Giles Gasper, Cecilia Panti, Tom McLeish, and Hannah Smithson (OUP). [Edits De artibus liberalibus and De generatione sonorum. First of 6 projected volumes, including edition, English translation, and commentaries.]

Daniel Heider, Jesuit Psychology on the Eve of Modernity (Brill)

Bruce Foltz (ed.), Medieval Philosophy: A Multicultural Reader (Bloomsbury)

Stephen Boulter, Why Medieval Philosophy Matters (Bloomsbury)

Simon J.G. Burton, Joshua Hollmann, and Eric M. Parker, Nicholas of Cusa and the Making of the Early Modern World (Brill)

Thomas M. Izbicki, Jason Aleksander and Donald Duclow (eds.), Nicholas of Cusa and times of transition: essays in honor of Gerald Christianson (Brill)

Giannozzo Manetti, On human worth and excellence, edited and translated by Brian P. Copenhaver (Harvard University Press)

Michel Scot, Liber particularis. Liber physonomie, Édition critique, introduction et notes par Oleg Voskoboynikov (SISMEL)

Dominic D'Ettore, Analogy after Aquinas : logical problems, Thomistic answers (Catholic University of America Press)

Nicholas Kahm, Aquinas on emotion's participation in reason (Catholic University of America Press)

Fabio Acerbi and Gudrun Vuillemin Diem, La transmission du savoir grec en Occident: Guillaume de Moerbeke, le Laur. Plut. 87.25 (Thémistius, in De an.) et la bibliothèque de Boniface VIII (Leuven)

Adelardo de Bath, Cuestiones naturales, Spanish tr. José L. Cantón Alonso (EUNSA)

Andrew Lazella, The Singular Voice of Being:  John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference (Fordham UP)

Lydia Schumacher, Early Franciscan Theology: Between Authority and Innovation (Cambridge UP)

Gaven Kerr, Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation (OUP)

Sophia Vasalou, Virtues of Greatness in the Arabic Tradition (OUP)

Claude Panaccio, Récit et reconstruction : Les fondements de la méthode en histoire de la philosophie (Vrin)

Manuel Lázaro Pulido, Francisco León Florido, Francisco Javier Rubio Hípola (eds.), Pensar la Edad Media Cristiana: San Buenaventura de Bagnoregio (1217-1274) (Sindéresis)

Ruedi Imbach, Minima mediaevalia. Saggi di filosofia medievale (Aracne)

James A. Diamond and Menachem Kellner, Reinventing Maimonides in contemporary Jewish thought (Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization)

Rudolf Schüssler, The Debate on Probable Opinions in the Scholastic Tradition (Brill)

Robert Pasnau, Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy volume 7 (OUP)

Zahra Ayubi, Gendered morality : classical Islamic ethics of the self, family, and society (Columbia University Press)

Bonaventure, Itinéraire de l'esprit jusqu'en Dieu, tr. L. Solignac (Vrin)

Jean-Baptiste Brenet et Olga Lizzini (eds.), La philosophie arabe à l'étude. Sens, limites et défis d'une discipline moderne (Vrin)

Antonia LoLordo (ed.), Persons (Oxford Philosophical Concepts) (OUP) [articles by Scott Williams, Anthony Shaker, Christina Van Dyke]

Etienne Gilson, Studies in medieval philosophy, translated by James G. Colbert (Cascade Books)

Jacob W. Wood, To stir a restless heart : Thomas Aquinas and Henri de Lubac on nature, grace, and the desire for God (Catholic University of America Press)

Taylor Patrick O’Neill, Grace, predestination, and the permission of sin : a Thomistic analysis (Catholic University of America Press)

Petrus Ioannis Olivi, Questions sur la foi, tr. Nicolas Faucher (Vrin)

Alfarabi, Book of Dialectic (Kitāb al-Jadal): On the Starting Point of Islamic Philosophy, translated by David M. DiPasquale (Cambridge UP)

James Carey, Natural reason and natural law : an assessment of the Straussian criticisms of Thomas Aquinas (Resource Publications)

Brian Donaghey, Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr., Philip Edward Phillips, Paul E. Szarmach ; with assistance from Kenneth C. Hawley. Remaking Boethius: the English language translation tradition of The consolation of philosophy (Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies)

Epistles of the Brethern of Purity, On God and the world. An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 49-51, edited and translated by Wilferd Madelung, Cyril V. Uy, Carmela Baffioni, Nuha Alshaar ; foreword by Nader El-Bizri (OUP)

Joshua S. Nunziato, Augustine and the Economy of Sacrifice: Ancient and Modern Perspectives (Cambridge UP)

David C. Kraemer, A History of the Talmud (Cambridge UP)

Nicolas Faucher, La volonté de croire au Moyen Âge: les théories de la foi dans la pensée scolastique du XIIIème siècle (Brepols)

Christopher Cullen & Franklin Harkins (eds.), The discovery of being & Thomas Aquinas : philosophical and theological perspectives (Catholic University of America Press)

William of Ockham, Dialogus Part 3, Tract 2, edited by Semih Heinen and Karl Ubl (British Academy)

Tom Angier (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics (Cambridge UP)

Elena Băltuță, Medieval Perceptual Puzzles: Theories of Sense Perception in the 13th and 14th Centuries (Brill)

José Maria Silva Rosa & Álvaro Balsas (eds.), Teorias Políticas Medievais (Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia vol. 75.3)

Ibn Ṭumlūs, Compendium on Logic, Arabic text edited by Fouad Ben Ahmed (Brill)

Joël Biard and Aurélien Robert (eds.), La philosophie de Blaise de Parme: physique, psychologie, éthique (SISMEL)

Matthew Levering, Aquinas's eschatological ethics and the virtue of temperance (University of Notre Dame Press)

John Peter Radez, Ibn Miskawayh, the soul, and the pursuit of happiness: the truly happy sage (Lexington Books)

Peter Adamson, Medieval PhilosophyA History of Philosophy without any Gaps, Volume 4 (Oxford UP)

  • Go to the link below for videos of the terrific, recent Telos Paul Piccone Institute (TPPI) 2020 Conference:

http://www.telosinstitute.net/conference2020/

  • Aquinas and “the Arabs”

For information about Richard Taylor's "Aquinas and the 'Arabs'" International Working Group and upcoming conferences and seminars hosted by this organization, see:

http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/Aquinas_%26_the_Arabs.html

See Richard Taylor's terrific article on "Maimonides and Aquinas on Divine Attributes: The Importance of Avicenna" at: https://epublications.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1786&context=phil_fac 

  • Our colleague Brendan Sweetman makes the following announcement about Marcel Studies and dues:

Dear Members of the Gabriel Marcel Society and Friends of Marcel:

I am very happy to announce that the Fourth Issue of Marcel Studies, our on line, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, has been released. You can read the Journal here: https://www.neumann.edu/marcelstudies/current-issue.asp

As well as interesting articles and reviews, be sure to check out our “News and Views” section.  This issue features an obituary for Marcel Scholar, K.R. Hanley, and a reflection on attending a lecture by Marcel from Irish poet, Desmond Egan. 

I hope you find the Journal interesting, and stimulating for your own work and ideas.  Please consider a submission for a future issue, and please forward this message to anyone who you think may be interested in Marcel.

CALL FOR DUES: This email message is also our annual call for dues! The annual dues rate is a very modest $15, which can be sent in the form of cash or (preferably) check. Send cash or checks (payable to Gabriel Marcel Society) for Society membership for 2019 to:

Dr Brendan Sweetman, Department of Philosophy, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, M0 64110.

PAYPAL: It is also possible to pay dues, or to make a contribution, by means of paypal. Just send your payment to my email address: [email protected] Add a note that it is for the Marcel Society. I will send all receipts by email.

Dues are used to help defray the expenses of the Society with regard to production of the Journal, conferences, research support, website maintenance, etc.

With best wishes,

--Brendan

  • The Reality Journal announces publication of its first issue:

Dear Friends of Reality,

I am pleased to announce that the first issue of Reality has been completed and is now available in both a free digital, PDF format as well as in a paperback through Amazon’s print-on-demand service, at a modest price.  I am pleased with the paperback’s quality: it is an attractive, readable volume—and not bad for our first attempt, I might add!  Further details about the issue can be foundhere (as well as links to both formats).

This issue comprises an editorial introduction and four articles, each paired with a peer-review response or comment.  While I believe that each contribution is worthy of consideration on its own, together they form something I think both rare and needed in our current philosophical environment: a cohesively-themed volume that engages in genuine discourse about a topic sorely in need of discussion.  I am proud of the quality of writing, scholarship, and philosophical insight we have managed to combine in the span of a few hundred pages, and optimistic about the future of our journal.  To that end, I have attached a few calls for papers: for both the upcoming issues of Reality and a general call for essays and book reviews.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in submitting (professors, graduate students, or other well-qualified authors), please send them along.

Thank you for your time and your interest, and please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions (or to ask for removal from this list if you want no further notifications).

Best,

Brian Kemple, Ph. D.

Executive Editor, On behalf of the Reality Editorial Team

[email protected]

https://realityjournal.org

  • "La Civiltà Cattolica" journal announces launch of new edition in simplified Chinese:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2020-04/civilta-cattolica-new-simplified-chinese-edition-parolin.html

  • Thomas L. Spalding, James M. Stedman, Christina L. Gagné, and Matthew Kostelecky announce publication of:

The Human Person: What Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas Offer Modern Psychology

Book description: This book introduces the Aristotelian-Thomistic view of the human person to a contemporary audience, and reviews the ways in which this view could provide a philosophically sound foundation for modern psychology. The book presents the current state of psychology and offers critiques of the current philosophical foundations. In its presentation of the fundamental metaphysical commitments of the Aristotelian-Thomistic view, it places the human being within the broader understanding of the world.

For more information about this work in Kindle and hardcover editions, go to:

https://www.amazon.com/Human-Person-Aristotle-Aquinas-Psychology-ebook/dp/B082YY6K41/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+human+person%3B+what+aristotle&qid=1578000618&s=books&sr=1-1

  • Peter A. Redpath announces his return to work with Brill Publishing as a member of the Editorial Board in the Philosophy and Religion (PAR) Special Series

For information about the PAR series with Brill go to: https://brill.com/view/serial/PAR

Anyone interested in submitting a manuscript for publication in the PAR Special Series should email a letter of inquiry to: [email protected]

  • Announcing a "Call for Papers" for 2 official University Journals at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)

1) Roczniki Kulturoznawcze (Annals of Cultural Studies) is a quarterly, interdisciplinary, cultural journal

For more information, see: https://ojs.tnkul.pl/index.php/rkult/issue/view/453

Also, contact the Editor, Prof. Imelda Chłodna-Błach at: [email protected]

2) Zeszyty Naukowe KUL (Kul Scientific Notebooks) is an interdisciplinary, scientific journal specializing in the role of values, conflict of values, and their transformations and impact on multicultural societies of Central and Eastern Europe. The main purpose of the Journal is to present research about the identification and description of values ​​as factors of fundamental importance for the functioning of modern societies, their legal and political systems, and their impact on social communication.

For more information, see: 

https://ojs.academicon.pl/index.php/znkul

https://ojs.academicon.pl/index.php/znkul/about

Also, contact the Editor, Prof. Robert Kryński at: [email protected]

  • Our colleague Fran O'Rourke announces that the Symposium Thomisticum V, originally scheduled for June 2020, has been re-scheduled for June 2021; see the information link and details below:

http://www.symposiumthomisticum.com/

Topic: "Aquinas on Action"

Dates: 03–05 June 2021

Location: Cracow, Poland

For more information, contact Fran O'Rourke at: [email protected]

Also, see the following link for information about 2 recent publications by Symposium authors:

http://www.symposiumthomisticum.com/publications.pd

  • The Institute of Catholic Theology and the Franciscan University of Steubenville announce:

Applications are now open for undergraduate and graduate certificates in apologetics at: http://ictphx.org/apply

  • Vrin Publishers announces that the first volume of the edited Oeuvres Completes of Étienne Gilson: Un Philosophe Dans La Cite. 1908-1943 (Bibliotheque Des Textes Philosophiques) (French Edition) (French) Paperback–as of 26 November 2019
  • See the link below to recently-published book by our colleague Jorge J. E. Gracia:

*Title:  With a Diamond in My ShoeA Philosopher's Search for Identity in America

The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy

Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia

Publisher: SUNY Series: Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture

Link: https://www.sunypress.edu/p-6840-with-a-diamond-in-my-shoe.aspx

  • See the links immediately below for the C.S. Lewis Society of California, its Book and Film Club Schedule, and its Logos eNewsletter

  • Go to this link for upcoming Philadelphia-area events sponsored by the International Institute for Culture: http://www.iiculture.org/
  • Divine Mercy University, Washington, D.C. announces scholarships available for graduate courses in:

Clinical Psychology, and Counseling

For more information, go to: https://divinemercy.edu/ 

  • Listen to Joseph Fessio, S.J.' s announcement at https://vimeo.com/348653386 about the REVOLUTIONARY Angelicum Academy Great Books Program:

             "Angelicum Academy at Holy Apostles College"

1) It enables students to acquire an Associate's degree in the Great Books totally online by the end of 12th grade and a Bachelor's degree as little as two years later.

2) Thanks to the agreement between the Angelicum Academy and Holy Apostles College, total tuition cost for the BA degree is under $30,000, while the average total cost of a four-year BA in private colleges is $180,000+.

3) It includes 12 credits of online Theology courses developed for the Angelicum Academy by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.

COLLEGE CREDITS: Angelicum Academy students may earn from 1-75 college credits while home schooling (in grades 9-12) or while in high school, or later. They may earn their accredited Associate’s degree (from Holy Apostles College -requires 60 credits) while in high school or home school (grades 9-12, or later), or they may take individual college-level courses for transfer elsewhere – to other of the hundreds of colleges and universities that accept ACE recommended credits. Students who earn their Associate’s degree while in home school (grades 9-12) or high school, may earn a further 15 credits then as well, enabling them to complete 75 credits towards their accredited bachelor’s degree (requires 120 credits) – that is nearly 2/3rds of their bachelor’s degree, for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

For more information about this program, see: http://www.angelicum.net/degree-program

  • The University of South Africa and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Thomistic Studies Research Doctoral Programs:

The University of South Africa in Pretoria has an online research doctoral program (PhD) in Philosophy that includes Thomistic studies. The Aquinas School of Leadership in the US is helping to promote this program for students contemplating, or currently, pursuing a graduate Master’s degree in Thomistic Studies and link this degree from the University of South Africa to  a follow-up, second Ph. D. degree from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

The costs of the program include 7,840 South African Rand for the research proposal, which equals $643 US Dollars, then, 15,400 South African Rand per year, which equals $1,263 US Dollars per year. The time limit for completion of the Pretoria program is 6 years.

For information about this program, contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at:

[email protected]

  • Announcing CEINDO internationaldoctoral collaboration scholarships

CEINDO collaboration scholarships aim to reward academic achievement and active collaboration with a CEINDO doctoral institution. For these purposes, a tuition scholarship is being offered for each of official doctoral program of CEINDO. CEINDO, or CEU,International School of Doctoral Studies brings together research groups made up of doctors with proven track records in research.

CEINDO’s teaching project focuses on training large groups of researchers specializing in the diverse programs offered by the School. The main goal is to establish a network of internationally renowned researchers. To these ends, all three CEU Universities promote inter-university doctoral programs and foster collaboration among the most prestigious university institutions, enabling trainee researchers to participate in research projects of European and international repute.

For more information about CEINDO, see:

https://www.escueladoctorado.ceu.es/blog/i-convocatoria-de-becas-de-colaboracion-ceindo/

The doctoral program in Humanities for the Contemporary World has three lines: Philosophy, History, and Literature. It is possible to follow this program online with the University Abat Oliba in Barcelona, but knowledge of the Spanish language is required.

For more information about CEINDO, or CEU, doctoral program in Philosophy at the University Abaat Oliba, in Barcelona, Spani, contact Prof. Enrique Martinez at: [email protected]

  • The Clarity Fund for the Study of Reason, Moral Law, and Culture, announces its formation and activities here:

https://clarityfund.org/

  • The journal Scientia et Fides:

A joint-venture, open-access, online journal published twice a year by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, Poland, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” [CRYF], at University of Navarra seeks rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.

For further information about publishing articles in SetF, see:

http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/SetF/index

  • Check out the following terrific links for locating works by St. Thomas Aquinas: 

https://aquinas-in-english.neocities.org/

http://www.aquinasonline.com/Texts/

https://thomistica.net/news/2017/12/11/a-new-approach-to-accessing-aquinas-online

  • Follow the progress of, and help to complete, the Latin-English edition of the Opera Omnia of St. Thomas Aquinas by going to:

https://aquinas.institute/

You can download scholarly works to your computer, bookmark them, read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.

For example, immediately below are offerings related to Mortimer J. Adler and St. Thomas Aquinas:

Adler offerings:

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Mortimer%20J.%20Adler&column[]=author

Aquinas offerings:

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=aquinas&open=0&res=25&view=simple&phrase=1&column=def

You can download them to your computer, bookmark them and read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.

● Some YouTube Videos from past annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congresses are available for viewing

To view these videos, go to the following link on the Aquinas School of Leadership's "Events" menu: http://www.aquinasschoolofleadership.com/events

●  Aquinas School of Philosophy Site: Rich in Resources Related to St. Thomas

For anyone interested in studying, or teaching courses on, St. Thomas, the Aquinas School of Philosophy site offers a wealth of educational information you might want to check out. See:

http://www.aquinasphilosophy.com/

Also, see a list of thought-provoking articles by Aquinas School of Philosophy founder Dr. Dennis Bonnette at this site:

https://strangenotions.com/author/dr-dennis-bonnette/

  • Support the work of the Benedict XVI Institute here:

https://www.benedictinstitute.org/donate/?mc_cid=e7e21e0afc&mc_eid=76a613a3b7

  • Check out the following link for latest offerings from the Liberty Fund:

https://www.libertyfund.org/

  • Check out the following link for Journey Film's Streaming titles:

http://journeyfilms.com/

  • The International Étienne Gilson Society, Studia Gilsoniana

The IEGS again congratulates Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz and his Editorial Staff for the exceptionally high quality of the recent issue of the Studia Gilsoniana journal. Go to this link to see the January to March 2020 issue:

http://gilsonsociety.com/?2020,154

If you are not yet a member of the IEGS, please consider joining to support our ongoing work. If you are a member and have not yet paid your annual dues, please do so.

See the following link to join or pay dues:

http://gilsonsociety.com/?membership,4

See the following link to make a donation to the work of the IEGS:

http://www.gilsonsociety.com/?donations,2

  • Check out new publications from Public Philosophy Press:

https://publicphilosophypress.com/

  • Check new publications from En Route Books & Media, St. Augustine's Press, and Ignatius Press at:

https://enroutebooksandmedia.com/academic-books/

http://www.staugustine.net/

https://www.ignatius.com/

● Check out the Jason Morgan website for news about public appearances, book publications, and reviews:

https://jasonmorganjapan.wordpress.com/

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