The Newman Project is pleased to announce that we have accepted an invitation to relocate to St. Mary’s Parish in Kalamazoo. Fr. James Richardson has asked the CNLAP to partner in the development of a Newman center for classical studies as steps are taken for the establishment of an Oratory of St. Philip Neri.
This summer the CNLAP library will be transferred to a permanent home at the Parish as well as bookshelves, computers, printers, and projectors. This fall the Newman Project will offer courses in philosophy, Latin, and classical literature and sponsor additional academic programs in the tradition of philosophia perennis inspired by Newman’s legacy.
“We are delighted,” explained Dr. Ron Muller, “that the resources we have gathered from our friends and benefactors over the years can contribute to the founding of a Newman center for learning and spirituality at St. Mary’s.”
Celebrating Medieval Congress week in Kalamazoo, the Newman scholars of Ambrose House invite you to a disputatio quaesito on the foundations of moral philosophy and a response to the question of what philosophy identifies as the first principle of moral action and whether this principle is derived from teleology.
Scholares collegium inquisitores
· Dr. Ronald Muller, CNLAP founding Provost/President
(Ph.D. University of Dallas 1985)
· Dr. Lloyd Newton, Scholar Associate
(Ph.D. University of Dallas, 1998)
Quaestio: Is the first principle of moral action to be found in human teleology or in something else?
Following medieval protocols, the disputation will involve precise clarification of the issue, definitions of relevant terms, the teachings of the authorities, and the rational evidences supporting specifically philosophic conclusions.
The faculty discussants, point and counter-point on the argument, are each allotted time for afirmatio, respondeo, andsummatio. After a break for lunch, the convocation of scholars will affirm the dictum ad quaestio.
“Moral Virtues and Examples” from Teaching Morality to Children by Bobby Kinkela. Released: 2017. Track 2. Second Lecture audio. Examples of morality. The moral act, the moral personal intention, and the circumstances that affect the culpability of the moral act. 1 hour 8 minutes.