The Gonzaga Socratic Club takes its inspiration
from the Oxford Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford
University in 1941 and presided over by C. S. Lewis from its
founding until his move to Cambridge University in 1954. The
Club held a special celebration of C. S. Lewis at the meeting
on Friday, November 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of Lewis'
death; video of that event is available here.
The 10th Anniversary of the Gonzaga Socratic Club featured a
look back to the history of the Oxford Socratic Club by
philosopher James Stockton of Boise State University; video of
that event is here.
Meetings of the Gonzaga Socratic Club are
normally held once a month during the academic year, four
times each semester. We begin academic year 2018-19 with a
special series of events, co-sponsored with the Gonzaga Faith
& Reason Institute, commemorating the 20th anniversary of
Pope St. John Paul II's encyclical Fides et ratio
(Faith and Reason), which was promulgated on Sept 14, 1998. While
more info will be forthcoming, we have dates, times, and
speakers already on the schedule. We hope you will join us in
celebrating this important document.
|Thu, Sept 13,
Cataldo Globe Room
|Robert Royal, Author; President, Faith & Reason
Institute (Washington DC); Editor-in-Chief, The
Reason's Wax Nose"
|Fri, Sept 14,
Cataldo Globe Room
|Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap, Archbishop of Philadelphia
||"Fides et Ratio: The 20th Anniversary"|
|Wed, Sept 19, 7 pm
|Film Screening||Liberating a Continent: John
Paul II and the Fall of Communism
|Mon, Sept 24,
|Panel discussion: including Doug Kries (Philosophy, Gonzaga) and Tom Jeannot (Philosophy, Gonzaga)||"Fides et Ratio: The 20th Anniversary"|
|Mon, Nov 5, 5:30 pm
Associate Director of Program Outreach, Acton Institute
||"Evangelical Christian Reflections on the Significance of Fides et Ratio"|
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