A blend of academic conference and classical syposium, the Schülerkreis provides 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 Eighth Annual Summer Seminar will look to the philosophical anthropology of Dietrich von Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II to provide a foundation for thinking about love, sex, and marriage today.
As part of Dallas Baptist University's "Friday Symposium" series on philosophy, faith, and culture, the Hildebrand Project's Christopher T. Haley presents "Beauty in the Light of the Redemption: Dietrich von Hildebrand and Aesthetics."
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.