cuddeback-augustineChristendom’s Dr. John Cuddeback will travel to the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colo., to give a special lecture on September 16. The lecture, titled “Friendship: The Beginning, Means, and End of Evangelization,” will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Augustine Institute Atrium, and is open to the public.

Friendship, and its true meaning, remains one of the most debated topics amongst philosophers, laymen, and others in our times. It is a subject that has fascinated Cuddeback for decades, and one that he 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. from Christendom and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, has been teaching at Christendom since 1997. He is a popular writer and lecturer on various topics including virtue, culture, natural law, contemplation, and friendship. Cuddeback is also the co-author of a biology textbook, Nature’s Beautiful Order: An Introduction to the Study of Animals Taught by Classical Naturalists, published by Memoria Press. Cuddeback has a blog, BaconFromAcorns.com, which is dedicated to the philosophy of household and the good life.

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