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Magdalene College, Cambridge, Conference & Events
Cripps Court, 1-3 Chesterton Road, CB3 0AG Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dr. Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College and former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Julián Carron, president of Communion and Liberation, will present Fr. Carrón's book «Disarming Beauty» on May 18th, 5pm, in the Cripps Auditorium at Magdalene College. The presentation of the book will be followed by a dialogue with the audience and refreshments. Everybody is welcome!
— Some quotes from the book:
«The only way to truth is through freedom.
History is the space of dialogue in freedom; this does not mean an empty space, void of proposal for life, because nothing can live off of nothingness. Nobody can stand, have a constructive relationship with reality, without something t...hat makes life worth living.»
«Beauty is the splendour of truth,” as Aquinas says, and thus truth doesn’t need anything from the outside to communicate itself; it has an attraction in and of itself that is sufficient, precisely because of its beauty. It seemed like an appropriate title for a book that is directed to a person’s reason and freedom, without imposing on either. The times we are living force us to recognise that we can only access truth by means of what passes through our freedom.»
— Something more about the book:
Disarming Beauty is an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays about the most pressing questions of contemporary society.
Carrón offers a broad diagnosis of the challenges in society, and then introduces their implications in the context of families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his audience, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic Church and the world. Throughout his essays, Carrón addresses the most pressing questions today and provides insights that will interest everyone, from the most devout to the firm nonbeliever. Grappling with the interaction of Christian faith and modern culture, Carrón treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith, and he invites an ongoing conversation about its purpose.