Master Class Week

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Master Class Week

January 13, 2014 - January 17, 2014

January 13, 2014 — January 17, 2014

The 2014 Master Class Week lectures will take place January 13-17 in Room 006.  Attendance is mandatory for all full-time M.T.S. and S.T.L. students and open to all other registered students.

Dr. Stanislaw Grygiel, professor emeritus of philosophy at the Rome Session of the Institute, will be presenting the morning lectures (9:30-11:30 daily), entitled “Civilization and Culture: Some Anthropological Problems.” The reading for his lectures is Plato’s Republic, Books 2 and 7.

The afternoon lectures (1:30-3:30 daily) will be presented by Fr. José Granados, professor of dogmatic theology and vice president of the Rome Session, on the topic “Body and Sacrament in the Christian Tradition.” The readings are:

– Irenaeus of Lyons. Aversus haereses IV, 17-18; V, 1-3.
– Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae III, qq. 60-61.
– J. Ratzinger, “On the Meaning of Sacrament”, FCS Quarterly (2011), 28-35.
– E. Peterson, “A Theology of Dress”, Communio 20 (Fall 1993).
– K. Rahner, “The Theology of Symbol”, in Theological Investigations 4 (Helicon Press, Baltimore 1966), 221-252.

Please prepare the readings in advance.

Master Class Week lectures are also open to the public, for a registration fee of $250 for the full week. Please contact Cristina D’Averso (202-526-3799 or [email protected]) for information on registration.


January 13, 2014
January 17, 2014
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