Hildebrand Project Founder and President, John Henry Crosby will be speaking in Memphis, TN, as part of the 2017 Lumen Civitatis Speaker Series.
An advanced seminar, the Schülerkreis will provide a forum for students and scholars who are eager to grow in their understanding of personalism, those who are developing it for the present and future, as well as critics of personalism, and those interested in personalism from the perspective of the tradition.
Our seminar will mine Hildebrand's Aesthetics for answers to today’s pressing questions about beauty. We will be led by Hildebrand and other major voices on beauty, from Plato, Augustine, and Aquinas, to Hans Urs von Balthasar, Jacques Maritain, and Joseph Ratzinger, toward a retrieval of beauty.
This summer’s seminar will survey the central insights of twentieth century Personalism, consider its place within the Christian intellectual tradition, and explore the contributions it has still to make. A group of 25-30 participants will read key texts in Augustine, Martin Buber, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Gabriel Marcel, Emmanuel Mounier, John Henry Newman, Joseph Ratzinger, Max Scheler, Thomas Aquinas, Edith Stein, Karol Wojtyla, and others, along with source texts from Scripture and tradition.
Voices of Personalism is the inaugural annual conference on Personalist Philosophy, jointly hosted by the Franciscan University of Steubenville's M.A. Program in Philosophy and the Hildebrand Project.
Since Pope St. John Paul II died in 2005, his rich philosophical legacy has not received the attention it deserves. This summer, we will be holding a seminar which gives special attention to his seminal personalism and sets him in dialogue with Dietrich von Hildebrand, another eminent Christian personalist.
The seminar will give particular attention to their personalist understanding of community and of the social order. Each of them was not only a thinker and a teacher, but also a witness. St. John Paul II bore witness against communism and contributed to its collapse, and Dietrich von Hildebrand bore an unforgettable witness against Nazism.
In this seminar we will examine their teaching on the human person in society, and we will let ourselves be challenged by their witness. Readings will include Love and Responsibility and Centesimus annus by Wojtyla/St. John Paul II, My Battle Against Hitler by Dietrich von Hildebrand, along with relevant selections from other authors. The seminar will be led by Rocco Buttiglione, John F. Crosby, and Michael Novak—three scholars who are not only leading authorities in the philosophy of the human person, but each of whom has a personal connection to Pope St. John Paul II.
An evening of conversation centered on the recent publication My Battle Against Hitler as a vital source of historical perspective and moral guidance as the world grapples with resurgent terrorism, anti-Semitism, and totalitarian threats. This event will be hosted by John Henry Crosby and features distinguished speakers: Karl- Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenburg, Eric Metaxas, Michael Novak, and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik.
Alice von Hildebrand asked her late husband Dietrich to tell her about his life before they met. He responded by writing her a personal memoir, which became My Battle Against Hitler.
Join a live webinar with Alice von Hildebrand as she discusses the couragous actions that earned her husband the title of "public enemy number one" of the Nazis in Austria.
The Hildebrand Project in collaboration with the Franciscan University of Steubenville hosted the “Power of Beauty” philosophical conference. The conference explored the power of beauty to renew both individual persons and entire communities. Many of the over sixty conference presenters took as their point of departure Fyodor Dostoevsky’s famous statement: “Beauty will save the world.” Speakers reflected on the transformative and even salvific effects of beauty by exploring its power to impart new life, to engender love, and to awaken deep aspirations in the human heart. Internationally renowned philosopher Roger Scruton gave the keynote address, “Beauty and Desecration.”