Sunday, June 8, 7:30 pm
Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester, PA
The lecture is free
Light refreshments included
Pay at the door, but space is limited so please reserve in advance below
In this double-lecture, Dr. Fedoryka analyzes and challenges certain false ideas about the human person, and then elaborates the Christian vision of the person's creation in love and fulfillment in relation to God and other persons.
Part 2: "...will not complete you without you."
In the second talk, Dr. Fedoryka considers the human contribution to the original creative act of God. God brings man into existence, but this act of creation is in an important sense radically incomplete. For while the love-origin gives objective meaning to existence, the human person is not able to enter into this meaningfulness without further ado: he must experience his own goodness, and the goodness of the world. But this is possible only if he is reflected back to himself in the loving gaze of another human person. As "one who is loved", he is thus initiated into the only experience which can give his life meaning.
Maria Fedoryka is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria University in Naples, FL. For the last several years she has studied, taught and lectured widely on questions related to the nature and dignity of the human person, especially the philosophy of love, and the place of love in the lives of persons. She received her BA from Christendom College and her MA and PhD degrees from the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. She is also an accomplished violinist.