In this volume, editors Michael J. Crowe and Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., have gathered together ten philosophical essays by the late Frederick J. Crosson, scholar, author, and professor of philosophy in the Program of Liberal Studies and Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Themes common to all are the nature of religion and its forms, its genealogy, and its history. The essays treat a range of authors, notably St. Augustine, Hume, and Newman—and especially the influence of Cicero, as the primary pre-Christian source of natural law teaching, on each of them. Taken together, the essays are also a reflection on some of the many kinds of hidden rhetorical qualities and structures that shape texts and require interpretation.
On October 1, at 4:15 p.m., in 320 Geddes Hall, Professor John Cavadini, Director of Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life; and Rev. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, will comment on three chapters on St. Augustine in the book.
Sponsored by ND's Institute for Church Life and co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Press, publisher of the volume. and ND's Program of Liberal Studies. The event is open to the public.