The Climacus Conference 2011

The Climacus Conference 2011

February 2011 13 episodes

From February 18th through the 19th, St. Michael Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the 2011 Climacus Conference of Thoughtful Ascent. This gathering, dedicated to the contemplation of noble ideas, featured lectures on education, literature, philosophy, patristic thought, marriage, and film. Speakers included David Wright, Rachel Leake, Andrew Kern, Vigen Guroian, John Granger, Bobby Maddex, Molly Sabourin, Aaron Taylor, Joseph Steineger, Evanthia Speliotis, David Bradshaw, Brad Birzer, Fr. Alexis Kouri, and William Weber.


Episodes

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Feb 24, 2011

The World of Dostoevsky and the Freedom of the Person

William Weber was the Provost of Rose Hill College from 1996-1998 and is currently a teacher of social studies.

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Feb 24, 2011

Marriage as a Spiritual Resource to Salvation

Fr. Alexis Kouri is the pastor of St. MIchael Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

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42:20
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Feb 24, 2011

Inheriting Twentieth-Century Christian Humanism

Bradley J. Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies and Professor of History at Hillsdale College.

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50:36
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Feb 24, 2011

What Is Faith? Plato, Nietzsche, and Christ

David Bradshaw is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Kentucky.

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41:52
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Feb 24, 2011

Plato’s Understanding of the Divine

Evanthia Speliotis is a professor of ancient philosophy at Bellarmine University.

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27:09
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Feb 24, 2011

Simplicity and the Proprium: Reading Gregory Palamas with John Damascus

Joseph Steineger is a philosopher-in-training at the University of Chicago, working in the fields of philosophy of religion and metaphysics

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35:28
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Feb 24, 2011

In Thy Law Will He Meditate Day and Night: The Study of Scripture and Classical Education

Aaron Taylor is currently completing revisions on a Master's thesis in Moral Theology for the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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39:19
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Feb 24, 2011

The Fly and the Bee: What if Beauty, Love, and Christ Were All That Mattered?

Molly Sabourin has a regular podcast on Ancient Faith Radio and is the author of Close to Home: One Orthodox Mother's Quest for Patience, Peace, and Perseverance.

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31:51
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Feb 24, 2011

On the Real Meaning of Mentor: Readings in Great Literature

Vigen Guroian is a professor of Religious Studies, Ethics, and Theology at the University of Virginia.

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38:33
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Feb 24, 2011

Raising Humans in a Post-Human World

Andrew Kern is the president and founder of the CiRCE Institute.

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Feb 24, 2011

Do the Clothes Make the Man? An Exploration of Clothing in St. Ephrem the Syrian’s Hymns on Paradise

Rachel Leake has an M.A. in Theology from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

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49:14
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Feb 24, 2011

Introduction to the Conference: The Remembrance of Death

David Wright is a literature teacher at duPont Manual High School and a Fellow in Classical Education, the Great Books, and Classical Rhetoric at the CIRCE Institute.

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8:02
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Feb 24, 2011

The Way of Communion: Eating as an Extension and Echo of the Eucharist

John Granger is a writer and speaker on the intersection of literature, philosophy, faith, and culture. He is also the author of five books, including Unlocking Harry Potter.

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