Acclaimed author and professor Dr. Anthony Esolen will deliver a talk, entitled The Gift of Self: Modern Culture’s Impact on Love, to the students and faculty at Christendom College on October 24, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. Part of the college’s Major Speakers Program, the talk will examine the influence of today’s political correctness, entertainment industry, and contemporary trends in parenting and education on the human person.
Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College. A senior editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, he writes regularly for Touchstone, First Things, Catholic World Report, Magnificat, This Rock, and Latin Mass. His most recent books are The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery Press, 2008) and Ironies of Faith (ISI Press, 2007); his latest title is Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI Press, 2010). Esolen is the translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy (3 volumes, Random House), Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered (Johns Hopkins University Press), and Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things (Johns Hopkins University Press).
For more information about Esolen, visit his website, anthonyesolen.com.
The talk will be held in the St. Lawrence Commons and will be followed by a reception.
Christendom College’s Major Speakers Program is an important aspect of the academic life at the College, offering the students and community an opportunity for cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment beyond the classroom. The program offers students the opportunity to gain greater insights and depth of understanding of important issues, and to interact personally with a wide range of men and women who are shapers and critics of our society.