A Socratic Seminar & Complimentary Breakfast
Hosted by Thomas Aquinas College
In conjunction with the
Meritage Resort and Spa
Napa, Calif. | July 26, 2012
Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Seminar: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
What are the responsibilities of government toward religious communities? What deference must believers accord to civil authorities? Such questions, which press upon our current political situation and will weigh heavily on the lives of Catholics in the Next America, were paramount among the concerns of the fathers of the Second Vatican Council.
Please join members of the faculty of Thomas Aquinas College for a buffet breakfast and seminar about the meaning and implications of Dignitatis Humanae, the Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. The seminar will take place on the morning of July 26, 2012, just prior to the official start of the Napa Institute’s 2012 conference, Catholics in the Next America.
This event is not a lecture; nor is it a discourse among a panel of experts. Everyone in attendance is invited to participate actively in the conversation, working together to distill and analyze the meaning of this important document. Leading the seminar will be the College’s president, Dr. Michael F. McLean, and its vice president for development. Dr. Paul J. O’Reilly. Dr. McLean and Dr. O’Reilly have collectively spent more than 50 years leading Socratic seminars as members of the Thomas Aquinas College teaching faculty. At the College, all classes are taught via the Socratic Method. The curriculum consists exclusively of the great books of Western civilization, including various Church documents and encyclicals.
The seminar and breakfast are complimentary and open to all attendees of the Napa Institute Conference. To participate in the seminar, attendees need only:
2. Download (PDF) and read the brief, highly accessible reading.
Space is limited — register now! Questions? Please e-mail Robert Bagdazian or call, 800-634-9797.