George Weigel // Course “John Paul II – Life, Work and Historical Context”

Next week, at the Angelicum we will welcome prof. George Weigel, who will teach a two-week course titled: “John Paul II – Life, Work and Historical Context.” The course, consisting of six meetings, will begin on November 28 and run through December 9. Angelicum students are invited to attend and audit the course (free of charge).

The course is a historical-critical survey of the biographical, historical, and intellectual factors shaping the papal magisterium of Pope St. John Paul II. Special attention will be paid to his pre-papal and papal development of Christian humanism as an alternative to the Marxist and utilitarian concepts of the human person and human community. English-language competence essential for participation in the course.

The schedule for the course is:

Mon, 28 Nov 2022, 14.30-16.15 (Aula 10)
Wed, 30 Nov 2022, 10.30-12.15 (Aula 12)
Fri, 2 Dec 2022, 10.30-12.15 (Aula 14)
Mon, 5 Dec 2022, 14.30-16.15 (Aula 10)
Wed, 7 Dec 2022, 10.30-12.15 (Aula 12)
Fri, 9 Dec 2022, 10.30-12.15 (Aula 14)

George Weigel – born 1951 in Baltimore, USA. American Catholic philosopher and theologian, author of over twenty books, among them the biography of St. John Paul II in two volumes: Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning. He is Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair of Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. George Weigel has received 19 honorary doctorate degrees, as well as the papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal from the Polish Ministry of Culture. His most recent book is To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II (2022).

The course will be continued in the 2nd Semester: May 2-12, 2023.

If you wish to participate in the course please contact us at: [email protected]

See a gallery from last year’s course.
(Photo: Fr. Tomasz Podlewski)