The Catholic University of America



Spring 2015

PUBLIC LECTURE (Scheduling in Progress)



These events meet in Marist Hall 131 on the following Thursday evenings at 5:15pm:
January 29
Alex Poulos, Department of Greek and Latin.  
"Cynicism in the Poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus"
"The newly discovered homilies of Origen of Alexandria" [Dinner Discussion].
March 5 (Canceled)
Edward Naumann, Department of Greek and Latin.
"Augustine and the Damnation of Baptized Infants."
(Alternative Date TBD)
April 16 
Leo Hunt, Department of Greek and Latin.
 "Transcendence and Creative Action in the Thought of Maximus the Confessor:
A Radical Break with the Neo-Platonic Tradition"
* All Early Christian Seminars begin at 5:15pm and a dinner buffet will be provided.


March 27
Karl Shuve, University of Virginia.
"Re-thinking the Nuptial Metaphor in Late Antiquity."
12:00 noon, 131 Marist Hall
* Seminars are restricted to members of the University and invited guests; buffet lunch (Fridays) or supper (Thursdays) is provided without charge.




Fall 2014

Thursday, September 11
5:30 p.m., McGivney Hall Auditorium 106
Annual Mellon Lecture
Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor; Director of the Center
"The Politics of Humility Revisited.”
Thursday, October 30
5:15 p.m., Marist Hall 131
Alberto Quiroga, University of Granada.
"Current Trends in the Understanding of Late Roman Rhetoric.”
Raffaella CribioreNew York University, will attend.

* Lectures are free and open to the public, and followed by a reception. 


These events meet in Marist Hall 131 on the following Thursday evenings at 5:15pm:


October 16
Sean MobergEarly Christian Studies
Philosophy in the Desert: Spiritual Exercises in the Apophthegmata Patrum.”
November 6
Ky HeinzeEarly Christian Studies
"Reinterpretation and Demonization of Sacrifice in the Imperial Era."
November 20
Joshua Gonnerman, School of Theology and Religious Studies
“Platonism and Grace in Augustine.”
October 31
Alberto Quiroga, University of Granada.
“Sirens, Charlatans and Belletrists. The Rhetoric of Incompetence.”
12:00 noon, 131 Marist Hall
Visiting Scholar Raffaella Cribiore will attend.