Florovsky Society — Princeton University

The seminar requires preparation. To attend contact Denis Zhernokleyev at dzhernok@princeton.edu.

Aquinas, “A Life” is a roundtable discussion of Turner’s recent biography of Aquinas (Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait, Yale University Press, 2011). The goal of the roundtable is to illuminate Turner’s approach to Aquinas in the book, as well as understand how Turner’s own view of Aquinas evolved throughout his career. Participants of the roundtable include Princeton University Professor Eric Gregory (Religion), Dominik Perler (visiting scholar in Princeton University’s Medieval Studies Program), and John R. Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary).

Dante "Theologus-Poeta" is a reading seminar on Dante to be co-taught by Denys Turner and Robert Hollander, Princeton’s emeritus professor of Italian literature. Theologians have accused literary scholars of usurping Dante to purely “literary” ends, while literary scholars have claimed that theologians neglect the significance of Dante’s poetry. In the company of a theologian and a literary scholar, students will reflect on the nature of relationship between literature and theology, and importance of this relationship for scholarship. The discussion will take place around close reading of selected passages from The Divine Comedy.

Co-sponsors: Department of Art and Archeology, Program in the Medieval Studies, Stewart Fund in the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University Center for Human Values, Princeton Center for the Study of Religion, Department of French & Italian Literature, Department of Slavic Literature.