Christendom College history professor Dr. Brendan McGuire and philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback will be delivering two lecture series in the Northern Virginia area this month at the Institute of Catholic Culture. McGuire’s series is entitled, “Fall of Constantinople & the Rise of the Ottoman Turks,” and Cuddeback’s is entitled, “Piercing the Darkness: An Introduction to Aquinas’ Summa Theologica.”
McGuire’s lecture series will be held on two Sundays, May 18 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church Hall, located at 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Potomac Falls (Sterling), VA 20165.
McGuire is a Catholic historian, specializing in the classical and medieval periods. He received his doctoral degree in medieval history from Saint Louis University, and in recent years has presented scholarly research on various historical topics at prestigious regional, national, and international conferences. He has taught both history and classical languages at the undergraduate level, and he is currently a professor of history at Christendom College, his alma mater.
Cuddeback’s lecture series will be held on four Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Church Hall, located at 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003.
Cuddeback received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1997. He writes and lectures on various topics including virtue, culture, natural law, contemplation, and friendship. His book Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness was re-published in 2010.
All of lectures are free and open to the public. For more information about these lectures visit InstituteofCatholicCulture.org.