Students to Host Newman Lecture Following Beatification

September 21, 2010

Dr. Joshua Hochschild will deliver a lecture entitled The Problem of "Liberalism": Lessons from John Henry Newman in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall at Christendom College on Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m.

drDr. Hochschild, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Mount St. Mary's University, has published on the history of ethics, Catholic social thought, and Blessed John Henry Newman, and is currently working on a translation of Claude Panaccio'sLe Discourse Intérieur de Platon à Guillaume d'Ockham (1999), a study of theories of "mental language" in ancient and medieval philosophy.

The event is expected to provide a popular draw in the Christendom community, considering the recent beatification of Newman in England by Pope Benedict XVI.

"After enjoying the unusual clarity and precision of Newman's books, I'm really looking forward to learning more about Newman from Dr. Hochschild's lecture," Sophomore Bailey Lowe says. "I anticipate an interesting treatment of Newman's critique of liberalism."

The lecture, funded by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, is hosted by Christendom College's Cincinnatus League, an organization that seeks to foster discussion of conservative political philosophy on Christendom's campus. The League helps students apply the philosophical foundation they have received at Christendom to problems in contemporary education and politics.

Hochschild, a convert to Catholicism, was strongly influenced by Newman's writings as a student at Yale and Notre Dame, and later as a professor at Wheaton College, Ill. He lives with his wife, Paige—who teaches theology at Mount St. Mary's—and their four children in Emmitsburg, Md.

The lecture is open to the public and business attire is requested. Refreshments will be served (please bring a valid ID).


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