Yale’s Louis Dupré to give Erasmus Lectures

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Louis Dupré, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor Emeritus inYaleUniversitys religious studies department, will give the first four of this years Erasmus Lectures during October at the University of Notre Dame.

As the Erasmus lecturer, Dupré will present eight lectures under the collective titleReligion and the Rise of Modern Culture.The first four of the talks, titledModern Culture: Its Promises and Disappointments,will be given Monday (Oct. 3). All lectures will begin at4:30 p.m.in theHesburghCenterauditorium and are free and open to the public.

Duprés teaching, writing and scholarship concern phenomenology, social theory and ethics. A pioneer in Marxist-Christian dialogue, he is a prominent scholar in the philosophy of religion and the study of mysticism. In addition to books and essays on the thought of Hegel, Marx and Kierkegaard, he has written widely on religion and modern culture. His book,The Passage to Modernity: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Nature and Culture,culminated a lifetime of reflection on the roots of modern culture.

The remainder of Duprés fall lecture schedule is as follows:The Breakdown of the Union of Nature and Graceon Oct. 5 (Wednesday),The Crisis of the Enlightenmenton Oct. 10 (Monday), andThe Sources of Modern Atheismon Oct. 12 (Wednesday).

The series, sponsored by Notre Dames Erasmus Institute, will be continued with four more lectures in the spring semester.

* Contact * _:Dianne Phillips at 574-631-3441 or phillips.64@nd.edu _

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