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GREG SHERIDAN AO

God is Good for You!

Lecture and Dinner.

Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor at The Australian, has chosen as his topic the title of his recent book God is Good for You.

Friday 10 May(note change of date)

6.00 pm lecture, followed by dinner at $30.00 per person, bookings essential.

Hotel Soho, 124 Davey Street, Hobart

Copies of God is Good for Youwill be on sale

ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER DAWSON CENTRE COLLOQUIUM, 29 JUNE, 2019

‘REBUILDING THE WALLS OF SION’

On Saturday 29 June 2019 the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies will host its fifth annual colloquium in Hobart.

The following papers have been confirmed:

Peter Cunich

Praying for the Dead: The Role of intercessory Prayer in the Construction and Maintenance of Christian Communities

Philippa Martyr

‘Your Healing Shall Spring Up’: psychological and spiritual interventions for rebuilding a wounded Church

Graham McDonald

Christianity and Jesus – an Inconvenient Truth

Karl Schmude

The Qualities of Christian Civilisation: The Transcendence of Goodness, Truth and Beauty

Wanda Skowronska

Successful Orwellian manoeuvres in Confusing Times:   Titania McGrath , Paul Vitz , Jordan Peterson, et al.

The colloquium will conclude with a panel discussion and a closing dinner in the evening.

Visit our website for more details and the Call for Papers.

ROME SUMMER SCHOOL IN LATIN 7-20 JULY

The goal is to examine two millennia of Roman and Italian culture – art as well as literature – through the medium of the Latin Language which is common to the whole tradition.  We shall read pieces by the major writers of the Classical Canon and by their successors in Medieval and Renaissance times.  Genres will include Epic Poetry, Oratory, Philosophy and History, Scripture and Liturgy. More details here.

MEDIEVAL LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL

13-17 JANUARY 2020

Latin is arguably the mother tongue of Europe. Its literature is immensely rich. This course will offer a general introduction to post-classical Latin, poetry and prose, sacred and secular.  We shall also look at passages of older material that remained highly influential in the later period (e.g. Scripture, Virgil).  There will be an introduction to palaeography, including an opportunity to handle original manuscripts.

NEW TESTAMENT GREEK SUMMER SCHOOL

20-24 JANUARY 2020

An intensive course in the koineGreek of the New Testament. It will be a continuation of last summer’s course, but is also suitable for virtual beginners who are willing to undertake some serious preliminary work on the Greek alphabet.  We shall read passages from the Epistles and Gospels, as well as the Septuagint and Christian literature of the apostolic age.

The January Summer Schools will be held at Jane Franklin Hall (a college of the University of Tasmania), 6 Elboden Street, South Hobart.  Write to me directly for further information.