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Augustine’s Confessions and Contemporary Culture


June 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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Saint Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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Monday, June 17
3:00 p.m. – Arrival
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Books 1 and 2

Tuesday, June 18
Morning: Books 3, 4, 5
Afternoon: Books 6, 7, 8

Wednesday, June 19
Morning: Books 9, 10, 11
Afternoon: Books 12 and 13

Daily Schedule:
8:00 a.m. – Mass (optional)
Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morning Session
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Session

Book I: Dr. John Martens (The Saint Paul Seminary): “The Status of Children in Augustine’s Worldview”

Book II: Fr. David Meconi, SJ (Saint Louis University): “The Allure of Self Destruction”

Book III: Dr. Jeffrey Lehman (Hillsdale College): “Augustine and the Ways of Education”

Book IV: Dr. Erika Kidd (University of St. Thomas): “Fugitive Beauty”

Book V: Dr. Christopher J. Thompson (The Saint Paul Seminary): “Cosmology and Conversion”

Book VI: Fr. Paul Check (St. John Fisher Seminary): “The Task and Promise of Friendship”

Book VII: Dr. Gerald Boersma (Ave Maria University): “What the Mystic Knows: Faith, Reason and Illumination in Confessions 7”

Book VIII: Paul Ruff, M.A., Licensed Psychologist (The Saint Paul Seminary): “Conversion: Transformational Events and their Potential and Problems”

Book IX: Dr. John Peter Kenney (St. Michael’s College) “Christian Transcendentalism”

Book X: Dr. Hilary Finley (Holy Apostles College Seminary & Saint Louis University): “Memory, Identity and the Collected Self”

Book XI: Dr. Veronica Roberts Ogle (Assumption College): “Sacramental Time or the Never-Ending News Feed?”

Book XII: Margaret Blume Freddoso (Notre Dame University): “The Analogy Between Creation and Revelation.”

Book XIII: Dr. Paul Camacho (Villanova University): “Confessing”

Contingency: Augustine on the Gift of Being Dependent


Christopher J. Thompson, Ph.D.

(651) 962-5050

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.

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