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Master Class on the Epistle to Diognetus

Oct 15 2016 2—5pm
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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RĂ©mi Brague

Sorbonne, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich

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This master class is open to graduate and undergraduate students, including non-University of Chicago students. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

A masterpiece of early Christian apologetic literature (about 200), this short anonymous writing gives a vivid description of the paradoxical way in which Christians live in the pagan world and gives us precious hints about God's ways. The actuality of such an ancient work for our secularized world is amazing.

The text can be found HERE.


Rémi Brague is Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Religious Philosophy at the Sorbonne and Romano Guardini Chair of Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich. In 2012, he was awarded the Ratzinger Prize for Theology. He is author of numerous books on classical and medieval culture, religion, literature, and law, includingEccentric Culture: A Theory of Western Civilization and Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea.