2017-2018 Newman Lecture Series
The truth is that only in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light. Christ the Lord…fully reveals man to man himself and makes his supreme calling clear. (Vatican Council II, Gaudium et Spes, n. 22)
The 2017-2018 Newman Lecture series seeks to explore what science and faith have to offer on the equality, difference, and complementarity of man and woman. Man and woman are equal in value and dignity. They are also equally human. Nonetheless, in addition to many similarities, there are also significant differences that, when understood, can be seen as the basis for their unique complementarity. This 2017-2018 series identifies the psychological, social, economic, philosophical, legal, and spiritual dimensions of being man or woman, in the light of the truth that Christ brings to understanding the human reality.
About the Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Series
The Newman Lectures feature speakers who are widely recognized for their contributions to the fields of psychology, moral and political philosophy, theology, and law. This lecture series is held under the sponsorship of Divine Mercy University and seeks to promote an international conversation among various disciplines that treat the human person. Each lecture series is published with an eye toward building a body of learned discussion that is catholic, both in its breadth of research and in its dialogue with contemporary Catholic thought.
The published volumes appear under the patronage of St. Catherine of Alexandria in order to demonstrate the conviction of those responsible for the Newman Lecture Series that the human person flourishes only when the Creator of heaven and earth is loved above all things.
2017-2018 Schedule – Please use the form below to RSVP
October 19, 2017 – Paul Vitz, Ph.D. on “Men and Women: From Difference to Complementarity”
January 25, 2018 – Helen Alvare, George Mason University, on “Legal Foundations and History of Male / Female in Jurisprudence”
March 1, 2018 – John Grabowski, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America on “It is not Good for the Man to be Alone – Genesis on Male and Female Complementarity and Dignity”
April 26, 2018 – Luanne Zurlo, The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America on “Considerations of a Woman’s Perspective on Business: Contrasts and Complementarity”
6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Lecture begins
7:15 pm (approx.) Q&A
7:40 pm (approx.) End
Divine Mercy University
Ground Level – Classroom 2
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Free Underground parking available after 4pm, via entrance at Crystal Drive
(Follow directions for 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, and look for entrance to “parking” next to Highline Restaurant.