Library hosts panel of authors on Augustine and Politics
by Darren G. Poley
On February 24, John Doody, Ph.D., convened nine panelists to discuss the essays they contributed to Augustine and Politics (Lexington Books, 2004). Dr. Doody, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and director, Augustine and Culture: The Villanova Seminar program, moderated the event and elicited comments from each of the panelists.
The panelists (in speaking order) were David C. Schindler, Ph.D., assistant professor, Humanities and Augustinian Traditions department; Phillip Cary, Ph.D., assistant professor of
|Dr. Doody and Dr. Hoskins|
The panel was held on the second floor of Falvey Memorial Library, adjacent to an exhibit of rare editions of Saint Augustine’s City of God. Bente Polites, Special Collections librarian, assisted by Teri Ann Incrovato, mounted the exhibit in honor of the event.
The essay collection, edited by Dr. Doody, Dr. Hughes, and Dr. Paffenroth, was the inspiration for the Augustine and Politics Conference which concluded with the panel discussion and a reception in the Library. The book is part of the Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation series.
Gregory Hoskins, Ph.D., Gallen Teaching Fellow, Augustine and Culture Seminar program, organized the two day conference, co-sponsored by the Augustine and Culture Seminar program, the Augustinian Institute, the Office for Mission Effectiveness, the political science department and Falvey Memorial Library.
Darren G. Poley is Coordinator of Programming and Outreach; photograph by Laura Hutelmyer