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Jonathan Sozek

I teach phi­los­o­phy and reli­gion at Alber­tus Mag­nus Col­lege, a small Catholic lib­er­al arts col­lege in New Haven, Con­necti­cut. My work focus­es on the phi­los­o­phy of per­son­al­ism and the Catholic intel­lec­tu­al tra­di­tion. For more about me, see the About page.

My cur­rent project is a study of the thought of Peter Mau­rin (1877–1949), co-founder of the Catholic Work­er Move­ment with Dorothy Day. I focus on the con­tent of Mau­r­in’s ideas, espe­cial­ly his call for a “green rev­o­lu­tion” and his “Easy Essays,” and trace con­nec­tions between his own work and the per­son­al­ist phi­los­o­phy of French Catholic activist and intel­lec­tu­al Emmanuel Mounier (1905–1950).

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Spirituality and experience

A dis­cus­sion of three texts relat­ed to spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and expe­ri­ence: a chap­ter from Philip Shel­drake, on mys­ti­cal tra­di­tions; a selec­tion from Robert Inchausti’s dis­cus­sion of the spir­i­tu­al vision of the Beat poets (includ­ing Allen Gins­berg and Jack Ker­ouac); and an arti­cle from Price on the “spir­i­tu­al ethos” of Black music, focus­ing on the exam­ples of Thomas Dorsey, John Coltrane, and Tupac Shakur.

Novem­ber 15th, 2021|Cat­e­gories: Teach­ing|

Remarks on Pope Francis

Con­tri­bu­tion to a pan­el dis­cus­sion of Pope Fran­cis’s video mes­sage to the IV World Forum of Pop­u­lar Move­ments in Octo­ber 2021.

Novem­ber 12th, 2021|Cat­e­gories: Talks|

Secular spiritualities

A dis­cus­sion of three forms of sec­u­lar spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, as expressed by André Comte-Sponville (athe­ist spir­i­tu­al­i­ty), Car­ol Christ (fem­i­nist spir­i­tu­al­i­ty), and Chris Gree­nough (queer theologies).

Novem­ber 12th, 2021|Cat­e­gories: Teach­ing|

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