R.R. Reno: Catholic Social Doctrine in the Age of Trump

Catholic Social Doctrine in the Age of Trump

In the modern era, the Church faced two major challenges: the totalitarian temptations of modern political life and the erosion of traditional forms of life. This led to two distinct but complementary emphases in social teaching, one that seeks to limit the role of government, and the other that seeks to increase solidarity among people. Too often today small government and solidarity are presented in political opposition; we should learn from the Church and pursue them together.

R.R. Reno

R.R. Reno has served as the editor of First Things, America’s most influential journal of religion in public life, since 2011. He received his PhD in theology from Yale University, and taught theology and ethics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for twenty years. He has published in many academic journals, and his opinion essays have appeared in Commentary, National Review, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other popular outlets. His most recent books include Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, Fighting the Noonday Devil, Sanctified Vision, and a commentary on the Book of Genesis.

Schedule

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. 

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Date

March 20, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Location

Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center
Franciscan University of Steubenville

To Attend

Attendance is free and open to the public.