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Catholic Artistic Imagination

We are pleased to offer this series of informal receptions exploring the idea of Catholic artistic imagination. Our aims are to:

  • foster a broad and inclusive understanding of Catholic intellectual tradition
  • promote collegiality and collaboration across divisional and disciplinary boundaries
  • create conditions in which cross-disciplinary scholarship may emerge
  • showcase the artistic and intellectual expertise and gifts of Duquesne faculty, graduate students and staff
    share beautiful works of art with interesting people

Our receptions are open to faculty, staff and graduate students. In future years, we hope to explore different artistic mediums, including music, literature, and the performing arts. Already our efforts this year are sparking complementary initiatives on campus and promoting awareness of collaborative opportunities. Suggestions and feedback are most welcome.

Upcoming Presentations:

Faith and Reason at Hogwarts: Harry Potter and Christian Intellectual Tradition
March 10, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM, Union 119
Presenter: Kathleen Glenister Roberts
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend. RSVP to ccit@duq.edu

J.K. Rowling's fantasy series Harry Potter was denounced by some as devilry, lauded as inspirational by others. The controversy, confined in large part to the US, underscores important distinctions in the high church intellectual tradition - a tradition of which Rowling is a self-professed part. In this conversation Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts shares the value of Rowling's texts in exploring issues of faith and reason with students. She will also offer a perspective on Rowling's "seeker" metaphor in the books as it relates to questions of truth.

April 12, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM, Union 613

Details to be announced at a later date.