Apply for the First Annual
City of God Seminar
June 20-24, 2016
Located at the
Apply for one of 12 Scholarships to Attend the Seminar
The City of God, according to St Augustine of Hippo, has to be understood “both as it exists in this world of time, a stranger among the ungodly, living by faith, and as it stands in the security of its everlasting seat” (City of God 1.preface). Drawing especially on the wisdom of St Augustine, this course pursues a deeper understanding of our condition and calling as those who seek to “live by faith” in the context of secular modernity. What are the unspoken premises, questions, and longings that shape the worldviews of contemporary Americans? What principles and practices are needed for Christians to respond credibly to those worldviews and to live in a manner commensurate with their heavenly citizenship (cf. Philippians 3:20)? Readings include: St Augustine, Confessions (preferred translations: John K. Ryan or R. S. Pine-Coffin); St Augustine, Instructing Beginners in Faith (New City Press; trans. Raymond Canning); The Rule of St Benedict; Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue.
Benjamin Akers, S.T.L.
John Sehorn, Ph.D.
Rev. Fadi Auro, S.T.L.
Gwendolen Adams, M.A.
With guest appearances by Tim Gray, Ph.D., Edward M. Sri, S.T.D., and Christopher O. Blum, Ph.D.
An integrated experience of study, prayer, and fellowship with fellow seekers of wisdom.
Daily Mass, plus other communal prayer
Hiking the Colorado Rockies
The City of God Seminar Scholarship covers costs for registration, housing, and transportation during the seminar. Attendees will be responsible for the costs associated with travel to/from Denver, required books for the seminar, and incidentals (snacks, spending money, etc).
The application for the 2016 City of God Seminar is closed. For questions, you may contact Chris Oravetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.