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Speaker Luncheon - Matthew Petrusek - Reenchanting the Secular: Why Natural Law Still Matters

  • 04/19/2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Advanced Depositions, 17752 Sky Park Circle, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92614


Matthew Petrusek

With roots in the Protestant Reformation and the Enlightenment, the idea of the “secular” has come to dominate the West’s understanding of what makes up “reality”, including the reality out of which we form our laws and moral norms. But what is the secular and why are we so sure it actually exists? This lecture will compare the secular to a classical Catholic natural-law understanding of reality and seek to demonstrate why the difference between the two still matters.  

About Matthew Petrusek

Matthew Petrusek is Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University.  His interests and specializations include meta ethics, the intersection of philosophical and theological ethics, Christian ethics, ethics and political theory, natural law, virtue theory, distributive justice, and human dignity. He has published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Philosophy and Theology, and Studies in Christian Ethics, and has served as an on-air analyst for Noticias MundoFox, CNN Español, and KCal – CBS Los Angeles.  He holds a PhD in Religion and Ethics from the University of Chicago.

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