Courtesy of C. Hurst & Co.
Very pleased to have given a lecture to the Hungarian Patristic Society on Nemesius of Emesa's "world city" at the idyllic 11th-century Saint Maurice Monastery in Bakonybél, Hungary, on 24 June 2022.
Very pleased that a Hungarian translation of my piece on Yukio Mishima's 1968 novel Life for Sale is out in the new issue of Budapest's Országút magazine. DLD on Mishima in the current print issue of Országút
Very pleased to have given a lecture on Augustine's Homilies on the Gospel of John and the history of European law at Villanova University, on 16 June 2022, during a conference hosted by The Augustinian Institute -- a conference from which, I am happy to say, I learned much.
Warmest thanks to the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen for hosting a highly stimulating three-day conference in Vienna on "War & Sacrifice in Patočka & Derrida". My opening lecture on "War & the Fate of Europe" in Patočka's late-Cold War thought can be viewed here.
Very pleased to be in Vienna this evening to give a lecture on “War & the Fate of Europe in Jan Patočka's Heretical Essays”, at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen -- & to comment, later this week, at the University of Vienna, on Martin Koci's pathbreaking book on Patočka & the Christian legacy.
Very pleased to see a big new review essay on cultural memory, the end of history, & The Innocence of Pontius Pilate in American Affairs. "The book is staggering in research, proportion, & historical scope", writes Joseph Alva Dains. Read here.
Very pleased to be giving a seminar tomorrow on Pilate & Jesus in Thomas Hobbes & Hugo Grotius (as done into English by George Sandys) at the Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, on the kind invitation of a Hungarian Miltonist, Dr Miklós Péti.
Very grateful to Hermitix Podcast for an hour-long conversation about my books on Pilate & Jesus. We range from myths about Judas to a drinks party in Paris in 1947. Watch it here.
Honored, & sobered, to be at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna next month to give a lecture on the dark phenomena of war & "the will to war" in the last of Jan Patočka's Heretical Essays (Prague samizdat, 1975).
Very pleased to be talking to Hermitix this afternoon about Pilate & Jesus & "fringe philosophy". It takes a lot of work to find a place on the fringe. More to come --