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Friday, April 12

Harvard University

Fr. Jeffrey Langan, Ph.D., Principium Institute

This one-day master class dives into the writings of St. Augustine of Hippo and some later political and philosophical selections to investigate how the framework presented in Augustine’s City of God Against the Pagans can help guide Catholics in the West today through our own ‘unstable’ times. Fr. Langan will explore what Augustine’s response to the Roman pagans can teach us about navigating the modern secular world. 

Co-sponsored by the Abigail Adams Institute


Fr. Jeffrey Langan, Ph.D.

Fr. Jeffrey Langan is a Senior Fellow of the Principium Institute and a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, serving in Cambridge, MA. He teaches and writes in the fields of political theory, philosophy and theology. Publications include: the translation with commentary of The French Revolution Confronts Pius VI: His Writings to Louis XVI, French Cardinals, Bishops, the National Assembly, and the People of France (2013); The Influence of the French Revolution on the Lives and Thought of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Immanuel Kant, and Pius VI: The End of Conservatism (2012);  From Animal House to the Academy (2008); a co-edited volume, Ethics without God? (2008); and numerous articles. Fr. Langan was formerly Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies at Holy Cross College, and also taught at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in Government from Notre Dame.

This masterclass is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide.” The opinions expressed in this event are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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