2019 Lewis Tolkien Dinner


Lewis Tolkien Dinner 2019

Speaker: Louis Markos 
Dr. Louis Markos is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film. Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and lectures on Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Romanticism.

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The Annual John Henry Newman Lecture

Philosophy & the Modern World

Presented by Chad Engelland, Ph.D.,

Chairman of the Philosophy Department 
University of Dallas

Saturday, August 31, at Noon

Church of the Holy Cross,
4052 Herschel Ave in Dallas, 75219

A box lunch will be served.

Box Lunch, and Good Learning, 

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$25 if convenient, all welcome.

Annual John Henry Newman Lecture 2019

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Dr. Engelland is 2019 Michael A. Haggar Fellow and Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Dallas. He is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where he earned the Ph.D. in philosophy (2006) and the M.A. in philosophy (2002), and of Xavier University, where he earned the B.A. in philosophy (1999).

When he was named the 2019 Michael A. Haggar Fellow, it was said of Dr. Engelland: “It would be difficult to find anyone at UD—indeed, anyone anywhere—who has accomplished more in the first five years of teaching, research, and service at an institution. The department and the University as a whole are blessed to have this person as a faculty member. Student buzz makes it clear that this professor is thoroughly practiced and skilled in adapting difficult subject matter to his students. He seems to have a knack for pulling his students into difficult ideas while appealing to both their ordinary experience and higher aspirations. He does an especially good job of blending a concern with contemporary thought together with the wisdom of the ancient, medieval and early modern classics.”

Before his appointment at UD in 2014, Dr. Engelland for nine years taught philosophy at Borromeo Seminary and John Carroll University in Cleveland. He takes a phenomenological approach to the history of philosophy and to systematic questions concerning mind, language, metaphysics, and the human person. 

Dr. Engelland has three books published, a fourth under contract, and is editing a volume of essays. He has more than a dozen articles in top-tier journals. In 2016 he published an accessible and engaging introduction to philosophy, entitled, The Way to Philosophy, which captures his classroom approach.

The Annual Thomas More Lecture

The Present Confusion

Presented by Prof. Joseph Wood, Institute of World Politics

Saturday, March 23, at Noon

Church of the Holy Cross,
4052 Herschel Ave in Dallas, 75219

A box lunch will be served.

Box Lunch, and Good Learning, 

$30 if convenient

Annual Thomas More Lecture – Prof. Joseph Wood

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Professor Wood is a member of the faculty at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of national security and international affairs in Washington DC. His courses focus on classical moral and political thought, and the distinctions between ancient and modern thinking. His books on related topics include one on the political philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.

Professor Wood is a retired Air Force colonel whose career included operational and command fighter assignments (A-10 and F-15E); faculty duty at the Air Force Academy where he taught U.S. foreign and defense policy; and service at the Pentagon.  After leaving the Air Force, he worked with NASA, the Rand Corporation, and was a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. From 2005 until 2008 he was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, responsible for all policy involving Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and defense issues.

Night At The Movies

 

The Lewis Tolkien Society & St. Mary the Virgin Present

Night at the Movies
 Saturday, February 16 at 6:30 PM

Hobson’s Choice

At:
 St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church
1408 N. Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

A “Hobson’s Choice,” as any slang expert will tell you, is no choice at all. And this hilarious and classic 1954 comedy, which stars Charles Laughton and John Mills, is the definitive illustration of this kind of choice. Mills is the boot maker to domineering boot-shop owner Charles Laughton, who lords it over his employees and three daughters by day, then indulges his taste for whiskey at night. Laughton’s “old-maid” daughter Brenda DeBanzie breaks free of her father’s tyranny, marries Mills, and together with her new husband sets up a rival boot shop when Laughton refuses her a dowry. Father rants and raves, but finally agrees to a merger with his daughter that will assure Mills a large measure of freedom over managing things. The winner of the British Film Institute “Best Film” award of 1954, Hobson’s Choice chalked up another international success for director David Lean and actors Charles Laughton and John Mills.


 Doors open at 6:30. The movie (102 minutes) will start at 7:00.
 
We’ll have popcorn, chips, water, iced tea, soft drinks AND PIZZA!!

 
Directions to St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church
Take Interstate 30 West from Dallas or East from Ft Worth to the Cooper Street ExitStay in the right hand lane of the exit to the Cooper Street traffic lightAt the light turn right (south) and go one block on Cooper St to a traffic lightAt that light, turn right (west) onto Road to Six Flags to the next traffic lightAt this light turn left (south) onto Davis Dr for a few hundred feetThe Church will be on your rightTurn into the parking lot and the movie will be shown in the Parish Hall

 

Lewis Tolkien Dinner 2018

Lewis Tolkien Dinner 2018

7:30 pm Friday November 09, 2018

Christ the King Church, Parish Hall
8017 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75225

The Thirty-Seventh Annual Lewis & Tolkien Dinner

Join us for an evening with Justin Dyer 
7:30 pm Friday November 09, 2018

Topic: 
“C. S. Lewis, Politics, and Natural Law”

Speaker: Justin Dyer 
Director of the Kinder Institute at the University of Missouri
Professor of American History

Justin Dyer is professor of political science and
director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional
Democracy. His research interests span the Felds of
American political development, political philosophy,
and constitutional law, with a particular interest
in the perennial philosophy of natural law

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The Shroud of Turin

Join the Lewis & Tolkien Society on

Saturday, September 8th, at noon for

The Shroud of Turin:  Ancient History: New Research

The Shroud of Turin is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man whom many Christians for many centuries have believed to Our Lord Jesus Christ.  In recent years it has been kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in TurinPiedmont, northern Italy, where It has become an object of popular devotion since in 1898 an Italian photographer Secundo Pia created a negative image that clearly shows a crucified man.   The shroud has repeatedly been declared a forgery, but attempts to discover pigment on the fabric have consistently failed.  The Church has never declared its authenticity.  Blessed John Paul II called the Shroud of Turin “a mirror of the Gospel.”

         Dr. Cheryl White, who teaches history at LSU-Shreveport, has devoted part of her scholarly career to discovering the pre-medieval history of the Shroud and researching its origin.   Join the Society on Saturday September 8h at noon to hear Dr. White and see her excellent presentation.

Champagne, Box Lunch, and Good Learning $28 if convenient

       For reservations visit www.lewistolkiensociety.org, or call 214-350-2669 or 214 350-0039. 

Shroud of Turin Lecture

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The 2018 Thomas Howard Lecture

The Lewis & Tolkien Society 
presents

“Telling the Story”
by

Guyanne Tittle Booth

author of

Robbers’ Roost, The Green Canoe, and Ann Brown (Not Alone)

With Carol Wood as Interlocutor

At Noon on Saturday March 17 
Church of the Holy Cross, Herschel and Douglas, 75219

Box Lunch and Mimosas

Suggested contribution thirty dollars or welcome
Please reserve at  www.lewistolkiensociety.org or
214-350-0039 or 214-350-2669 

Suggested contribution $30

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The Thirty-Six Annual Lewis & Tolkien Dinner

Lewis Tolkien Dinner 2017

The Thirty-Six Annual Lewis & Tolkien Dinner

7:30 pm Friday November 17, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Ralph C Wood
Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University 
Author of Tolkien Among the Moderns & Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-haunted South

Topic: 
“Tolkien as a Writer for Our Time of Terror.”

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