Dietrich von Hildebrand
The Personalist Vision of Love and Marriage
July 15-19, 2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville
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About the Seminar:
The seminar will be led by Dr. Jules van Schaijik, cofounder of the Personalist Project, and Dr. Maria Seifert-Wolter of Franciscan University’s campus in Gaming, Austria. There will be special presentations by Dr. Mark Roberts (pictured), of Franciscan University, and by Dr. John F. Crosby, Senior Fellow of the Legacy Project, founding director of MA philosophy at Franciscan University, and himself a student of von Hildebrand. A number of guest lecturers on special topics will also be joining.
Participants will be selected by a competitive application process (instructions below). Space is limited to 25 attendees, who will be expected to arrive having closely read all the assigned readings.
Readings will be selected from Dietrich von Hildebrand, Karol Wojtyla, Søren Kierkegaard, and others. The full syllabus will be made available in ample time for participants to become familiar with the texts.
The first fruit of the Legacy Project's new partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville, the seminar will take place on the university campus, where participants will receive free room and board. Transportation to and from Pittsburgh International Airport will be provided, and a small number of travel scholarships will be made available to participants who demonstrate both a high level of academic ability as well as financial need.
The seminar is oriented to graduate students and younger academics, who can disseminate personalist ideas through long careers; to clergy and those preparing for ordained ministry, who will reach vast numbers through their teaching and preaching; and to non-academics, whose reception of personalist ideals can shape their professional work.
But in case you are not able to attend, don't worry! Significant portions of the seminar will be made available online for future viewing on our website.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com. We will answer as swiftly as possible.
Read Part 1, ch. 1 from Dietrich von Hildebrand’s In Defense of Purity and write a commentary of 500 words or less on the significance of the passage. This is neither an exercise in summary nor in uncritical praise, but an opportunity to engage thoughtfully with the substance of von Hildebrand's argument. Click here to download the passage.
Answer the following questions in a combined 500 words or less:
Why does the topic of this seminar matter?
How do you intend to use the knowledge you gain?
Submit your CV/Resume in no more than 2 pages.
All files should be submitted as PDFs, with your full name, email, and phone number in the header or footer of each page. Use page numbers for files that exceed 1 page.
Deadline for all applicants is 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
Registration is now closed.