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‘Criticism and the Making of the Catholic Enlightenment: Rethinking the Career of Jean Hardouin, S.J. (1646-1729)’ by Dr. Daniel Watkins, (Visiting Fellow from Baylor University)

May 22 @ 1:00 pm

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
1:00 pm

Venue

The Bridge Room 1001 First Floor Hardiman Research Building
Ireland

Organizer

Alison Forrestal
Email:
alison.forrestal@nuigalway.ie

Recent scholarship has recognized that contributions to the European Enlightenment came from figures beyond the small collection of radical French philosophes traditionally identified as its architects. In an investigation of the life and career of the French Jesuit and classical scholar Jean Hardouin, Daniel Watkins will speak about the “Catholic Enlightenment” and the reasons that some Catholic theologians and scholars participated in the intellectual debates that were at the centre of the Enlightenment. In so doing, he will argue that the Catholic Enlightenment emerged from reactions to not only “secular” writers but also to controversial and provocative authors within the Church. For Dr. Baylor’s academic webpage, please see: https://www.baylor.edu/history/index.php?id=943127

For Dr. Baylor’s academic webpage, please see: https://www.baylor.edu/history/index.php?id=943127