Thursday, February 23, 7:00pm
Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa)
Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Hall
1025 East 58th Street
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While Roman civilization collapsed around him, Benedict — a fifth-century monk and abbot — authored his “Rule” for monks and set forth a way of life for the monasteries that would become one of the few lights of wisdom and civility in an age of increasing darkness and social isolation. Benedict taught those who lived in these “dark ages” how to make their daily lives an integrated whole of prayer and work, enlightened by the wisdom of Christ. In this respect, his Rule contains many lessons that apply to Christians in contemporary life.
Russell Hittinger is Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa. His research focuses on the intersection of philosophy, religion, and law. He is author of Thomas Aquinas and the Rule of Law and The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.