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Robert P. George lectures on constitutional law, civil liberties, and philosophy of law at Princeton University, where he is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence. George also serves as the director of Princeton's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. A native of West Virginia, George holds his JD and MTS from Harvard's Law and Divinity Schools and his DPhil from Oxford University.
In November of 2009, George helped draft the Manhattan Declaration, which urges the church to defend life, marriage, and family and religious freedom. In 2012 Dr. George was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. In the past, he has served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
$55 prior to January 23, 2015
$65 after January 23, 2015
$25 Student Rate
2015 Conference Theme
The Climacus Conference 2015 will seek to defend beauty. Thus, we will first attempt to define beauty, particularly on philosophical grounds. After all, we discern beauty in physical objects and abstract ideas, in nature and art, in animals and things, and in people, qualities, and actions. What is this property of beauty present in all of these things? What is the status of beauty as an ultimate value? Next we will consider the aesthetics of some particular beautiful things—such as church buildings, poems, icons, paintings, and music. Thirdly, we will consider some of the intellectual disciplines—philosophy, theology, literature, et al.—and their interaction with aesthetics. Finally, we will consider the practice of aesthetics—the redemptive and salvific role of beauty in our lives.
Veritas Conference 2015
Challenging the Secular Culture: A Call to Christians Conference
April 10-11, 2015
"Truth enlightens man's intelligence and shapes his freedom."
—Blessed John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor
FOCUS OF THE CONFERENCE
Our culture is in trouble. The daily news, critiques by Christian thought-leaders, and common sense tell us so. But rarely do they tell us how to address the mess in sensible and practical ways. At the Challenging the Secular Culture: A Call to Christians Conference, prominent scholars and public figures will teach us to do just that.
Seasoned defenders of Christian culture will offer ideas both big and modest for reclaiming a sound, moral culture—a culture that fosters human dignity to the fullest. They will address how to challenge troublesome trends and realities, and how to renew our culture in the domains of family life, sexual morality, education, politics, law, art and architecture, economic life, the media, young people, and minority groups.
Dr. Allan C. Carlson
The Natural Family in the Post-Modern (and Much More Real) World
Dr. Anthony Esolen
"Let Them Be Born in Wonder": Recovering the True Core of a Human Education
The Challenge Goes Deep
Dr. Stephen Krason
Resotring Sound Culture and American Principles: The Different Dimensions of a Social and Political Response
Media Matter: Shaping Public Opinion for the Gospel
Dr. Jonathan Reyes
Christ in Civil Society: The Intersection of Higher Education and Social Concerns in the Evangelization of Culture
Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton
Restoring American Law
A New Renaissance in Art and Architecture
Dr. Benjamin Wiker
Disestablishing Secularism Through Reestablishing the University
The Fellowship of St. James publications: Follow us online!
In Christ All Sinners Are Truly Made New
Marriage Lite or the New Concubinage?
on the Problem of Preaching About "Responsible Parenthood"
Dr. Eric Hedin & the Contested Boundaries of Science
The Great Epics Are Theological & Mark the Hard Path to Beatitude
An Interview with Star Parker