Richard Madsen discusses the unique challenges Chinese Catholics face in the People’s Republic.


2013 Fall Plumleigh Speaker Series Schedule

“Anti-modern Theology and Pre-Modern Practice: Catholic Indigenization from Below in Modern China” by Richard Madsen, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, Director, UC Fudan Center and co-author with Robert Bellah and others of Habits of the Heart and The Good Society
WHEN: September 11, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Engemann Student Health Center, Trojan Room 101, ESH-101
(Seating is limited. If you’d like to attend, please contact Dr. Gary Adler at for more information.)

“The Beginning of Vision: Catholic Writing in a Critical Age” by Paul Elie, Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University, Director of the American Pilgrimage Project, former Editor at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, and renowned author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and nominee for National Book Critics Circle Award) and the recently released, critically acclaimed Reinventing Bach.
WHEN: October 21, 7:00 PM,
WHERE: Caruso Catholic Center, 844 West Thirty Second Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

“Forming One’s Conscience in a Polarized Church” by Fr. James L. Heft, S.M., Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at USC and President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, whose books include Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities, Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility Among Jews, Christians and Muslims and Ed. (with John O’Malley, S.J.) of After Vatican II
WHEN:November 19, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Davidson Conference Club Room, University of Southern California, 3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0871

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