You are invited to a special lecture by Augustine Institute friend Dr. John Cuddeback of Christendom College. He will speak on Friendship: The Beginning, Means, and End of Evangelization.

Pope Francis calls friendship with God “the source and inspiration of all our efforts at evangelization.”(Evangelii Gaudium, 8). St. John Paul II wrote of making the Church a “school of communion,” which would empower its members to offer “deep and genuine friendship” to those around them (Novo Millenio Ineunte, 43). And Aristotle and Aquinas’s understanding of friendship—its kinds and requirements—provides a unique angle of insight into how to meet the challenges of the New Evangelization.​

Please join us in the atrium of the Institute at 7pm, with reception to follow.

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Event Date

Friday, Sept 16 | 7pm

Event Location

Augustine Institute
6160 S. Syracuse Way
Greenwood Village, CO

Event Details

Lecture & Reception
Open to the public
Free admission

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About the Speaker

Dr.John A. Cuddeback, Christendom College

John Cuddeback, PhD, is professor and chairman of the Philosophy Department at Christendom College. His book, True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness, was republished in 2010. His academic writings have appeared in Nova et Vetera, and The Thomist, as well as in several volumes published by the American Maritain Association. He lectures widely on ethics, family, and the good life. His website dedicated to the philosophy of family and household takes its name from his acorn-fattened pigs: BaconFromAcorns.com.  Dr. Cuddeback, a lay Dominican, is an avid gardener and hunter, and lives with his wife and six children in the Shenandoah Valley.

Join us for the lecture! Please RSVP here.