Pope John Paul II On Person, Conscience and Culture

Summer workshop for college and high school faculty Dr. Fred Freddoso

Alfred J. Freddoso is John and Jean Oesterle Chair of Thomistic Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1979 from Brown University, where he held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from 1977 to 1979. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. John Vianney Seminary in Buffalo, New York and his doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame. During his time at Notre Dame, he has served as his department’s Director of Graduate Studies and is currently its Director of Undergraduate Studies.

A specialist in metaphysics and ethics within the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as in various aspects of the relation of faith and reason, Professor Freddoso is best known for his translations of Latin Catholic thinkers, including William of Ockham, Luis de Molina, and Francisco Suarez, which have been supported by over $100,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanites. He has published seven books and numerous scholarly articles. His latest major scholarly project is to produce a new translation of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae.

Dr. Freddoso’s supplemental readings for the workshop.
Dr. Freddoso’s introduction to Charles Rice’s What Happened to Notre Dame.
Summer workshop reader (web) (pdf).

Video of Dr. Freddoso’s speech on Notre Dame and the Future of Catholic Education.
Expanded PDF of Dr. Freddoso’s speech on Notre Dame and the Future of Catholic Education.
Talk given to the Sycamore Project, A Public School in a Catholic Neighborhood: The Core Curriculum at Notre Dame.

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