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“What a Piece of Work is Man”: Reflections on the Human Person (Part 1)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT


Our Common Identity

What it Means to be Human in an Age of Confusion

Today we live under what Pope Benedict XVI called a “dictatorship of relativism.” During this first installment of a three part series reflecting on the human person, Fr. Stephen Fields will discuss how the human person is created in God’s image and likeness. He will also comment on the strengths and limits of humanity’s distinctive powers of reason and freedom. Fr. Fields will do this against the backdrop of authentic understandings of truth and goodness.

Fr. Stephen Fields, SJ

FieldsFr. Stephen Fields, SJ is Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, where for over twenty years he has taught Aquinas, Newman, the history of Christian thought, the natural law, and the philosophy of religion. He has written “Being As Symbol: On the Origin and Development of Karl Rahner’s Metaphysics” (Georgetown University Press, 2000) and “Analogies of Transcendence: An Essay on Nature, Grace and Modernity” (Catholic University Press, 2016), as well as numerous scholarly articles. He holds degrees from Oxford and Yale.



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