What is truth? Catholic and secular conceptions of reality. Part of the Faith & Reason course series, exploring the rationality of the Catholic Faith in todays world.
Catholicism & Contemporary Culture identifies and responds to the underlying philosophical differences between the Catholic and secular conceptions of reality and approaches to the theme of truth. The course also extends this theme into the realm of sacramental theology and ecclesiology, to engage more deeply with the relationship between the spiritual and the material worlds.
This course is part of our Faith & Reason course series, which provide a systematic overview of the fundamental themes of the Catholic faith. At the same time, these are approached in the context of contemporary culture and thinking, in order to engage in a dialogue that is relevant today.
This course identifies and responds to the underlying philosophical differences between the Catholic and secular conceptions of reality. Course topics:
- What is Truth? Contemporary Secularism vs Catholicism
- Truth in the Public Square
- Faith & the Arts: Reflecting the True, the Good & the Beautiful
- The New Atheists: Faith without Religion
- Philosophical Foundations for Sacramentality
- The Church and the Eucharist: One Faith, One Body
- Societal Truth: Discerning the Common Good
- Catholicism in Contemporary Society: the Equal Dignity of Man and Woman
Residential and non-residential options, with the course taking place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 August 2023 inclusive.
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