Friday, January 16, 2009

New This February: College Classes in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

The College of Saint Thomas More in Fort Worth sent me a press release and asked if I would mention their special upcoming lectures series. I noticed that Dr. Tom Howard will be visiting the College as a visiting teacher for this special series of classes. Anyone interested in literature will enjoy listening to Dr. Howard.

In his most recent book, A Night Far Spent, publisher Ignatius Press introduces Thomas Howard:

In his books and articles, Thomas Howard has never been one to shy away from controversy. While attending the Evangelical Church of his parents and teaching English at an Evangelical college, Howard wrote his provocative best seller Evangelical is Not Enough. Soon after entering the Anglican Communion, Howard began asking the kinds of questions that would eventually lead him into the Roman Catholic Church.

Throughout his pilgrimage of faith, Howard wrote numerous thought-provoking yet respectful articles on a wide range of topics for both Protestant and Catholic publications, gaining him a wide and loyal following. Known for his wit and charm, Howard also was a sought after speaker for conferences and college graduations. Due to a request made by one of his faithful, this collection of Howard's best material has now been published.

Liturgical reform and sacred architecture, women's ordination and hierarchical authority, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — these and many other topics of interest to Protestants and Catholics alike are tackled by Howard with his characteristic thoughtfulness in these articles and speeches that span more than twenty years of his prolific career.

Thomas Howard was a highly regarded Professor of English and Literature for over 30 years. He is the popular author of numerous books including Dove Descending: T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets", Evangelical Is Not Enough, Chance Or The Dance, Lead Kindly Light, On Being Catholic and many other fine works.

The Series details:

Theme: Great Books for Adults. Evening College classes in the Catholic intellectual and spiritual tradition

Three 5-week mini-courses:

* What Catholics Believe about the Bible
* Classics of Medieval Piety
* Five Ideas that Changed the World

Starting Date: February 5, 2009

Time: Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00, Feb 5-May 21

Location:
The College of Saint. Thomas More Library
3017 Lubbock Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Teachers:
Dr. Thomas Howard, renowned author, speaker
Dr. Patrick, Provost and Fellow in Theology
Mr. Schuyler Watley, Tutor in Theology

Fee: $135.

Please phone the College to register at 817-923-8459 or e-mail Mrs. Kirk at skirk@cstm.edu. Audit or earn one-hour of college credit.

Read Tradition, the College Newsletter, now on the web: Tradition/2008/12

4 comments:

Josie said...

Thanks for the information-I'm going to pass it along to my husband, he might be interested in this.

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend this place. It is an unrecognized jewel in our midst, destined to become the premier liberal arts college in America.

Francis Shivone said...

I think if Dr Patrick is going to leave messages he needs to log in properly. Don't you?

Lizzie said...

LOL! The image of Dr. patrick commenting on a blog really gave me a chuckle. Thanks for that Fran ;)