100 Days of Dante
September 8 through Easter 2022
Baylor’s Honors College, with support from five collaborating universities, will lead the world’s largest Dante reading group this fall in honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. Through a beautifully designed, engaging website, participants will read Dante’s wondrous poem, the Divine Comedy, three cantos per week, and discover how it can change our outlook, love of God, and embrace of neighbor. Find more information here.
What Does It Mean to Interpret the Constitution?
From essentially the Roman era until now, the goal of interpretation remained basically unchanged. It was to apply the will of the lawmaker to the case at hand. There were arguments over how best to adapt old laws to new circumstances. But the constant refrain over many centuries was that discovering the lawmaker’s intentions was an essential foundation for either original or evolving interpretations. Donald L. Drakeman, Distinguished Research Professor in the Program in Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss why it is both possible and important for today’s justices to continue this longstanding legal tradition, and to resist calls to decide constitutional cases based only on the will of a majority of the Court. Find more information here.
2021 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Living Accountably
October 27 through 29
Join Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning for its annual Symposium on Faith and Culture. The conference will explore what it means to live accountably in relation to God and to other persons—both superiors and equals. Find more information here.
Luther and Aquinas Dinner Discussions
September 28 through October 12
Dr. Nathaniel Peters will lead a three-part seminar on the roots of the Reformation, open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. The seminar will take place over dinner at the Morningside Institute's office. RSVP here.
The Theological Framework of Secular Society
The Morningside Institute will host a lecture at the Princeton Club from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on the Christian and Jewish ethico-metaphysical assumptions that undergird contemporary secular society. The lecture is open to the public, and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Find out more here.