Christendom’s Dr. John Cuddeback will deliver a special lecture at Thomas Aquinas College next Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm. Titled “Friendship of Man and Woman According to Aristotle and St. Thomas,” the lecture will take place in St. Joseph Commons and is open to the public.
“Friendship” is a topic on which Dr. Cuddeback has taught and written about at length, particularly in his acclaimed work True Friendship: When Virtue Becomes Happiness, which was republished in 2010, and in “Truth and Friendship: The Importance of the Conversation of Friends,” an article published in Truth Matters in 2004. The topic is often seen in Cuddeback’s courses at Christendom College as well, particularly in “Philosophy of Human Nature,” “Ethics,” and “Philosophy of Family and Household.”
Cuddeback, who earned his B.A. at Christendom and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1997, has been teaching at Christendom since the same year. He is a popular writer and lecturer on various topics including virtue, culture, natural law, contemplation, and friendship. Cuddeback co-authored a new biology textbook Nature’s Beautiful Order: An Introduction to the Study of Animals Taught by Classical Naturalists, published by Memoria Press.
The lecture is part of Thomas Aquinas College’s St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series, endowed to the college by Barbara and Paul Henkels.