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Tom Gourlay

Joined: Jun. 12, 2013

Bio:

I’m a teacher and the coordinator of the Religious Education program at a local Catholic high school in Perth, Western Australia. BEd MEd from the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and current Masters student at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies (Melbourne).
Organiser of the Perth, WA ‘Communio Theological Journal’ reading circle.
Founding president of The Dawson Society for Philosophy & Culture. (www.dawsonsociety.com.au)
Particular interests in philosophical and theological anthropology, education, liturgy and aesthetics, and culture.


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von Hildebrand and love as the ‘meaning’ of marriage

Jan. 31 at 2:45am | Comments: 4 | Most recent comment: Jan. 31 at 7:12pm

Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could ask for you assistance. I am currently writing a paper which, amongst other things deals with von Hildebrand's notion that love is the ' 'meaning' of marriage. On page 27 of his book Marriage: The Mystery of Faithful Love (Sophia Press) he cites a liturgical text that reads "O God, at the creation of mankind, making woman from man, Thou hast already ordained that there should be a union of the...

What did Dostoyevsky mean when he said ‘Beauty will save the world’?

Oct. 17 at 10:13pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Oct. 18 at 4:14am

Recently in Perth, Western Australia, a group that I run called the Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture organised for Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, to fly across the country to give a public lecture titled “What did Dostoyevsky mean when he said that ‘Beauty will save the world’?” The presentation gave some insights on the role of beauty in evangelisation – as a means for...


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Re: von Hildebrand and love as the 'meaning' of marriage

Jan. 31 at 7:12pm | see this comment in context

Jules,

wow - that was quick! Thank you very much for finding that for me. Very helpful indeed. 

When I finish the paper I will forward it to you.

Again, thank you very much for your help. Much appreciated.

God bless, 

Tom

Re: von Hildebrand and love as the 'meaning' of marriage

Jan. 31 at 3:16am | see this comment in context

Thank you Jules for your help - greatly appreciated! I hope you are well! All the best, Tom

Re: Audio of The Christian Personalism of J.H. Newman

Oct. 15 at 3:37am | see this comment in context

Wonderful - I've got it now. Thank you.

Hope you're well, God bless

Re: Audio of The Christian Personalism of J.H. Newman

Oct. 14 at 3:14am | see this comment in context

Hi Jules, greetings from Perth, Australia!

thank you for posting these, most interesting! For some reason I can't seem to download lecture no. 4. Or when I do it does not seem to open to anything.

The others work fine, is there anything I may be doing wrong?

Thanks once again.

Re: The many superabundant goods of an apple tree

Aug. 18 at 8:55pm | see this comment in context

haha, ours is  facebook.com/dawsonsociety

Not quite so established....

Our website has hit up against some delays. I'll let you know when it is up.

Thanks again Jules

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