Christian Realism: Augustinian Reflections on Modern Public Culture

November 27, 2011

Prof. Jean Bethke Elshtain
The Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is announces a special lecture by Prof. Jean Bethke Elshtain.  Prof. Elshtain will speak on “Christian Realism:  Augustinian Reflections on Modern Public Culture” on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:00pm Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School, University of Chicago.  Dr. Elshtain is the author of numerous books, including Augustine and the Limits of Politics (Notre Dame, 1996). She has also written over five hundred articles. Dr. Elshtain has been a Fellow at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, and has served on the Council of the National Endowment of the Humanities at the request of President George W. Bush. Dr. Elshtain has been a leading American intellectual for decades, and has consistently made insightful contributions at the intersections between theology, culture and anthropology. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information or to register, please send an email to Ms. Honya Weeks or call: (202) 495-3820.  A flyer for the event can be downloaded and printed here.    

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