Theology & Philosophy

Liberty and the Divine-Human Encounter


This colloquium explored key writings reflecting the divine-human encounter from antiquity, the High Middle Ages, post-Reformation England, and the twentieth century, and concluded by considering whether the West can survive the desacralization of the foundations of the social order.


Conference Readings

Bonaventure. The Journey of the Mind to God. Edited by Stephen F. Brown. Translated by Philotheus Boehner. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1993.

Collingwood, R. G. Essays in Political Philosophy. Edited by David Boucher. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.

Milton, John. A Treatise on Christian Doctrine Complied from the Holy Scriptures Alone. Translated by Charles R. Sumner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1825.

Nicholas of Cusa. The Vision of God. Translated by Emma Gurney Salter. Escondido, California: The Book Tree, 1999.

Saint Augustine. Confessions. Translated by Henry Chadwick. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Voegelin, Eric. On the Form of the American Mind. Edited by Jurgen Gebhardt and Barry Cooper. Translated by Ruth Hein. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1995.

Voegelin, Eric. The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 12: Published Essays 1966-1985. Edited by Ellis Sandoz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.