Tuesday
May012018

Can a modern person still reasonably believe in the divinity of Christ?

Communion and Liberation and Crossroads present

The 2018 Luigi Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity

With Dr. Michael HANBY, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America, and Fr. Paolo PROSPERI, Assistant Professor of Patrology and Systematic Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America

Moderated by Dr. Margarita MOONEY, Associate Professor of Congregational Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary

Fr. Luigi Giussani is well-known as the founder of the Catholic movement Communion and Liberation. He is less known for being an original and innovative thinker and educator, who was able to break through the conventional opposition between liberalism and traditionalism, and to propose Christianity in a way that answers the challenges of our time. To make his thought known to a wider public, Crossroads, in collaboration with CL, has established the "Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity" to annually present a specific aspect of Fr. Giussani’s rich theological and pedagogical thought.

The 2018 Giussani Series will focus specifically on how Giussani’s thought addresses the crucial dimension of modernity, which was identified in a 2016 interview given by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

“It is no longer man who believes he needs justification before God, but rather he is of the opinion that God is obliged to justify Himself [to man] because of all the horrible things in the world, and in the face of the misery of being human, all of which ultimately depend on Him.” Grasping the signs and import of an epochal change, in which the burden of proof has been turned on its head, Fr. Giussani made this inversion the cornerstone of his method. Through this event, with Fr. Paolo Prosperi and Michael Hanby, professors at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, we intend to explore how the theological and pedagogical contributions of Giussani can help all of us, modern people, today.

The event is free and open to the public.
Limited seats. Reservation required
Get tickets at sheencenter.org

About this Event

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY map

About the Speakers

Dr. Michael Hanby
Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science, John Paul II Institute at The Catholic University of America
Fr. Paolo Prosperi, F.S.C.B.
Assistant Professor of Patrology and Systematic Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies
Dr. Margarita Mooney
Associate Professor of Congregational Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary

Invitation

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Video from 2018 Giussani Series

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