March 13, 2012
Georgetown Philosophy Professor Francis Ambrosio lectures on “The Secular Saint: Hope in the time of Terror,” on May 3. Ambrosio, a prolific scholar, introduced the concept of the “Secular Saint” in relation to the threat of human extinction in the common era. “Ambrosio explores the possibility of ‘humiliated hope,’ not the death of hope based on traditional religious or secular grounds alone,” said Philosophy Professor Steen Halling. Ambrosio has taught at Georgetown University for more than 30 years. The recipient of many teaching awards, he currently focuses his scholarship on Plato, existentialism, hermeneutics, Dante, and Christian philosophy. “The Secular Saint” takes place at 7 p.m. on May 3 in Wyckoff Auditorium. This free event is sponsored by the Ernest Becker Foundation, the Departments of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, and Psychology, and the Honors Program.
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