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Sunrise over the Ocean

Friendship and the University (and the Ocean)

Dr. Peter Kreeft and Msgr. James P. Shea discussed Catholic higher education, the importance of friendship within that project, and Dr. Kreeft's life and work.

Dr. Peter Kreeft
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jul 21, 2021
Versailles, France

Engaging the Enlightenment: A Symposium

What is the Enlightenment, and how does it relate to Christianity? Drs. Blum and Stuart explore the Enlightenment and its implications for Christian thought and culture.

Dr. Christopher Blum
Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Apr 15, 2021
A man on a dock looking over a lake in the mountains

Method in Metaphysics: Discovering the Fundamental Structure of Reality

Metaphysicians aim to determine what sorts of things exist and what those existing things are like. There are several key questions we can ask about any metaphysical theory.

Dr. Jeremy Skrzypek
Mar 4, 2021
A Gargoyle overlooks Paris

The Lion of Relativism

The lion of relativism wraps itself in seemingly sane and humane wording, hiding its deadly tendency to draw away the lifeblood of strong religious conviction.

Very Rev. Paul Murray
Feb 10, 2021
Three Friends Hiking

Friendship in Pursuit of Truth

Much of the formation of the habit of mind by which students possess an integrated understanding of the truth occurs in the context of friendship and community at the university.

Dr. W. Scott Cleveland
Dec 28, 2020
Farmhouse at Sunset

The Synthetic Impulse in Catholic Life

St. Hildegard demonstrates the synthetic impulse of the Christian vision, which recognizes that all of Creation is connected and that a mystery runs beneath all things, holding them together.

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores
Dec 22, 2020
Columns in the San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica, Venice, Italy

First Principles

Prime Matters is interested in investigating the assumed first principles that undergird the Christian vision of the world, as well as those from which other views of reality around us arise.

Prime Matters
Dec 4, 2020