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One Day Summer Seminar:
“The Problem of Pain,”
with Dr. Peter Kreeft

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dr. Peter KreeftDr. Peter Kreeft
Professor of Philosophy
Boston College
Thomas Aquinas College’s Summer Seminar programs are designed to give friends from across the country a taste of the unique program of Catholic liberal education we offer to our students. With the guidance of faculty members, participants discuss selections from the great books on a given theme. They work together to unfold the authors’ meaning and discern what truth is present in their works.

Our chaplain offers Mass in the beautiful Chapel of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity and is available for confession and spiritual direction.

Our executive chef prepares delicious meals, and our student staff provides a variety of services all around the campus. Please join us for genuine intellectual stimulation in the company of like-minded friends. 

The theme for the One Day Seminar is “The Problem of Pain,”  for which participants will closely examine the Book of Job.

Schedule for the day:

9:00 am  –  9:30 a.m.

Registration, St. Gladys Hall 

9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, St. Gladys Hall

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. Seminar: Book of Job, St. Gladys Hall (BYOB – Bring your own bible)

11:45 a.m.

Mass, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

12:30 p.m. 

Lunch, St. Gladys Patio

2:00 p.m. 

Lecture by Peter Kreeft
Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
 “The Catholic Response to Suffering”
St. Cecilia Lecture Hall

3:30 – 
4:00 p.m.

Question & Answer Period

4:00 p.m.

Wine & Hors d’oeuvre Reception, St. Cecilia Foyer


Cost: $400 per person, $300 for members of the President’s Council
Preference wil be given to President’s Council members.

For more information or to inquire about this year’s Great Books Summer Seminar Events, please e-mail Patti Harmonson, Special Events Coordinator, or call 805-421-5929.