Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project Summer Seminar: Love, Sex, and the Human Person

The contemporary situation of love, sexuality, and marriage gives rise to pressing questions about the nature of the human person. Are there enduring truths about love and marriage? How is the person revealed in their sexual being? Can a Judeo-Christian vision of marriage be persuasively communicated in a pluralistic context?

The Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project’s 8th Annual Summer Seminar will look to the philosophical anthropology of Dietrich von Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II to provide a foundation for thinking about love, sex, and marriage today. Both men sought to articulate a vision of the human person at once consistent with the deepest impulses of the Christian tradition and also informed by new philosophical thinking that recognized the importance of the human subject. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, May 29, and a closing banquet on Saturday, June 2, with departure on Sunday, June 3.

The seminar assumes no previous knowledge of these works, and is open to all intellectually serious men and women who want to enter into the intellectual and spiritual world of Hildebrand, John Paul II, and their tradition, and to think with them about the current questions of our day, including especially:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • University and high school professors 
  • Artists, writers, musicians, and architects 
  • Teachers, educators, and administrators 
  • Seminarians and clergy

The application process is based on interest but subject to space limitations. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis, so we encourage you to apply early. The deadline to be considered for financial assistance is April 15. The application window ends on April 30. For more information, and to apply, see here.



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