The St. John Henry Newman Lecture Series features 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-Christian thought.


The 2022-2023 Newman Lecture series celebrates the integration of a Catholic-Christian vision of the person with the mental health sciences through the life work of Divine Mercy University’s most influential scholar, Paul C. Vitz. He has made an impact on contemporary psychology for over 40 years, starting before his publication of Psychology as Religion : The Cult of Self-Worship (1977, 2nd ed.).

The series will revisit and sometimes revise themes important to his legacy. These themes include: the direction of Catholic Christian integration today; Christian contributions to the integration of psychology; human consciousness; embodiment and transhumanism; psychology of art and beauty.

Newman Lecture Series (Virtual Events)

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