Monday
Oct142019

The 2019 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture

Obeying Our Own Creations: God and Disenchantment in Amazon's World

A lecture on idolatry and secularization by William T. CAVANAUGH, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center, the Albacete Forum and the Sheen Center

A century ago, Max Weber declared that the modern Western world was disenchanted: gods and spirits were pushed aside by rationalizing forces, especially science and capitalism. But Weber also worried about a new type of enchantment, that people had become subjected to forces of our own making that were increasingly out of our control. This lecture explores disenchantment and enchantment in a world dominated by Amazon.com, the epitome of rationalization, and the purveyor of magical commodities.

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, soul, mind and mentor of Crossroads, chaired its advisory board from its establishment in 2007 until he passed away on October 24, 2014. In order to honor his memory, to deepen his profound intuitions about the interaction of culture with religiosity and reason, and to follow his shining example of dialogue with people in various walks of life by meeting them at the level of human experience, Crossroads has established the “Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture.” Its goal is to become an annual occasion and a meeting place, a crossroads, where we can develop an understanding of why culture matters and where it finds its origin.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Limited seats. Reservation required
RSVP at sheencenter.org

About this Event

Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: The Sheen Center, Loreto Theater
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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About the Speaker

William T. Cavanaugh
Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University

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Transcript

Read the transcript from the 2018 Albacete Lecture

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2018 Albacete Lecture

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