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Encountering Augustine Through His Letters
Encountering Augustine Through His Letters:
A Master Class with James Wetzel, James K. A. Smith, and Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

The Augustine of the letters is still the theologian of gritty genius that we find in the Confessions and his other so-called major works, but it is in the letters especially that we find him a mortal of many moods, off script, and engagingly self-revealing. Please join us as we share our sense of some of our favorite letters of his and wend our way together to the place where Augustine is often an inspired companion: the sanctuary of life’s great questions.

Nov 8, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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James K.A. Smith
Professor of Philosophy @Calvin College
James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University and editor in chief of Image, a literary quarterly at the intersection of art, faith, and mystery. His most recent books include On the Road with Saint Augustine (Brazos, 2019) and The Nicene Option: An Incarnational Phenomenology (Baylor University Press, 2021).
Sarah Stewart-Kroeker
Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics @University of Geneva
Sarah Stewart-Kroeker is Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Geneva. She is the author of Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine’s Thought (Oxford University Press).
James Wetzel
Director of the Augustinian Institute @Villanova University
James Wetzel is a professor of philosophy at Villanova University and the Director of the Augustinian Institute. He thinks a great deal about what sages and saints have in common and holds out for at least piecemeal insights.