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The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Publication Luncheons

These informal meetings celebrate a recent publication by a Loyola University Chicago faculty author, exploring its link to Catholic intellectual and artistic thought.

Upcoming Luncheons 

Spring 2015 Publication Luncheons Coming Soon!

Past Luncheons

A Conversation with George Drance, S.J. (Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies, CCIH)
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
11:30am - 12:45pm ~ Cuneo Hall, Room 425
This will be an informal discussion with George Drance, S.J., the inaugural holder of the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Fellowship in Catholic Studies at the Hank Cetner for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. Fr. Drance is the artist-in-residence in the Department of Theater at Fordham University in New York. More information on this event will be coming soon.

Hanging (onto) Words: Language, Religion, and Spirituality in Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Informal discussion with Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Director of Catholic Studies Program, LUC, of his essay which was published in the 2012 book Critical Insights: Margaret Atwood.

Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman Nuns, Art Patronage, and the Construction of Identity
Thursday, November 15, 2012 
‌Dr. Dunn is an Associate Professor in the Department of ‌Fine and Performing  Arts and an associate faculty member of the Women's Studies and Gender Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago.  In her article, Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman Nuns, Art Patronage, and the Construction of Identity,Dunn examines how nuns engaged in art patronage in the churches they could not enter in order to construct identities that both subscribed to monasticism and challenged the constriction on enclosure.

The complete text could be found here.

Reprinted by permission of the Publishers from ‘Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman nuns, art patronage, and the construction of identity’, in Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy edited by Katherine A. McIver (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 181–205. Copyright © 2011 More information from the publisher.

The Universality of a Christian Philosophy
Monday, February 27, 2012

Informal discussion with Dr. Adriaan Peperzak, Department of Philosophy, LUC, on a chapter from his book Thinking about Thinking which searches for the answers to numerous questions such as to what extent philosophy is universal, and in what sense is or should philosophy be universal? Can a philosophy that is compatible with or integrated into Christian faith have a universal meaning? Does Christian faith hinder, stimulate, enrich or diminish the truth or value of philosophies produced by Christians? Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. By invitation and faculty request.

Interpreting the Theology of Creation: Binary Gender in Catholic Thought
Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:30

Informal discussion with Dr. John McCarthy, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, of his essay in the 2010 book God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics, which analyses how faith and science can clarify our understanding of human sexuality, sexual diversity, gender theories and Christian sexual ethics. Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. By invitation and faculty request.

Past Publication Luncheons


The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
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