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6:00 PM After Christ: Understanding Nietzsche's Post-Modern Critique of Christianity

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UT Austin

6:00 PM

CAL 100

A lecture by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP (The Thomistic Institute)

Lecture Description:

Nietzsche's critique of Christianity lays the groundwork for contemporary post-modern theory in many ways. How do his notions of truth, freedom and art give rise to forms of secularism that emerge in our own time? This lecture considers these topics as well as responses Catholic philosophy might offer, based on the views of freedom and truth one finds in Thomas Aquinas.

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, is the Director of the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC. Originally a native of southeastern Georgia, Fr. White studied at Brown University, where he converted to Catholicism. He did his doctoral studies at Oxford University, and is the author of "The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism" (The Catholic University of America Press), "Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Thomistic Study in Natural Theology" (Sapientia Press, 2009, second edition 2016), "The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology" (The Catholic University of America Press, 2015) and "Exodus" (Brazos Press, 2016). He is co-editor of the academic journal Nova et Vetera and in 2011 was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.