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First Faculty Retreat, Self-Transcendence and the Intellectual Life


Dr. Anthony SciglitanoFirst Faculty Retreat, Self-Transcendence and the Intellectual Life: Self-Forgetting as Self-Appropriation

Directed by Dr. Anthony Sciglitano

October 2, 2017

Intellectual life can yield wonderful analogies to the spiritual life, analogies that Simone Weil and many others see clearly. However, pitfalls lurk among the gifts. In this retreat, we will discuss some of the ways in which intellectual life, at its best, helps us gain ourselves by losing ourselves, but also some of the temptations that seek to undermine this self-transcendence.

Anthony Sciglitano is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion. His work is on the Swiss Catholic theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar. Anthony has been Core Director for six years. His book, entitled Marcion and Prometheus: Balthasar against the Expulsion of Jewish Origins from Modern Religious Dialogue, was published by Crossroad in 2014.

For more information, contact Linda Garofalo or Francia Peterson at (973) 313-6042.

Please RSVP to by September 28, 2017.

Sponsored by: The Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.

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