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David Schindler on “The Problem of Modernity: Creation, Freedom and Violence in a Technological Age”

 
TIME OF EVENT
March 12, 2004    7:30 PM       

 
EVENT DESCRIPTION
Date: Friday, March 12th
 
Time: 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception
 
Speaker: Dr. David Schindler, Academic Dean and Professor of Fundamental Theology at the John Paul II Institute in DC
 
Topic: “The Problem of Modernity: Creation, Freedom and Violence in a Technological Age”
 
Cost: $15/person, $5/students with ID 
 
Dr. David Schindler is Academic Dean and Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology at the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC and Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at the Melbourne campus. He completed a BA in Classics in 1967 and a MA in Philosophy in 1970, both at Gonzaga University. His Doctorate of Philosophy was awarded by the Claremont Graduate School in 1976. Prior to his appointment to the Institute in Washington he held teaching positions at the University of Notre Dame and Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Communio since 1982, and General Editor of a book series, Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought since 1992. He is the author of Heart of the World, Center of the Church: Communio Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation (1996); has published over sixty articles; and edited and contributed to four books. 
 
Dr. Schindler will address the problem of the understanding of human freedom in a liberal culture, considering the peculiar--i.e., "hidden," "compassionate"--way in which such a culture is disposed toward violence. The reflection focuses on issues in biotechnology, especially embryonic stem cell research. 

 

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