Ordering Love Book Discussion
February 10, 2014
(4:00pm - 5:30pm)
Keane Auditorium, McGivney Hall
On Monday, February 10, at 4 p.m. theologian Peter Casarella and political philosopher Patrick Deneen, both of the University of Notre Dame, will join David L. Schindler to discuss and debate his latest book: Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God.
The discussion will be followed by a reception.
The Ordering Love book discussion can be viewed here.
From the publisher:
Reality most basically and properly considered, says David Schindler, is an order of love -- a gift that finds its objective only in an entire way of life. In Ordering Love Schindler explores, in light of this understanding of reality, how modern culture marginalizes love, regarding it at best as a matter of piety or goodwill rather than as the very stuff that makes our lives and the things of the world real. Schindler examines how Western civilization's fixation with technology -- especially its displacement of experience with experiment and its privileging of knowing and making -- has undermined its capacity to build an authentic human culture. He shows, within the context of politics, economics, science, and cultural and professional life generally, that God-centered love is what gives things their deepest and most proper order and meaning, always and everywhere.
A short excerpt of the book is available on the Eerdmans website.