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

Next week, at the Angelicum we will welcome prof. George Weigel, who will teach the second part of the course titled: “John Paul II – Life, Work and Historical Context.” This part of the course, consisting of six meetings, will begin on May 3 and run through May 12. 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 2nd part of the course is:

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 14.30-16.15 (Aula 11)
Thursday, 4 May 2023, 10.30-12.15 (Aula 15)
Friday, 5 May 2023, 14.30-16.15 (Aula 5)
Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 14.30-16.15 (Aula 11)
Thursday, 11 May 2023, 10.30-12.15 (Aula 15)
Friday, 12 May 2023, 14.30-16.15 (Aula 5)

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).

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)