Socratic Convivia

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Christ the King Parish
Dec 1 | Feb 2 | Mar 23

 

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Join the Alcuin Institute for one of our signature Socratic Conviviaour fancy way of saying food, friendship, and good conversation centered around a particular set of primary sources! In keeping with the Diocesan formation theme Revelation: Natural & Divine, we will take a look at various subjects such as the nature of truth, the harmony of faith and reason, the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and the tensions that seem to exist between faith and the findings of modern science.

In this first gathering, we will take a look at some texts from classic thinkers such as Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Augustine, as well as some more contemporary Catholics such as Paul VI, Frank Sheed, and Benedict XVI. Our hope is that, as we read these texts and engage in discussion, we'll be able to learn more about four central elements of God's revelation to man:

  1. “Quid est Veritas?”—“What is Truth?”
  2. What is the relationship between Faith & Reason?
  3. How do Scripture & Tradition fit together?
  4. How can we reconcile apparent contradictions between Faith & Science?

As always, our conversation will be augmented with an abundance of fine food and drink, so invite a friend and “come, let us reason together!”