Mar 9 – Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel LevinasDr. Michael E. Moore is an Associate Professor of Medieval and European History at the University of Iowa. This weekend he will present to us a couple of conferences on the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. This evening’s conference is titled “Emmanuel Levinas: His Life and Philosophy of Ethics.” Tomorrow evening’s conference is titled “Emmanuel Levinas: His Bible and Talmud Commentaries.”

Dr. Moore received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1993. At Michigan he studied with Czeslaw Milosz and Hans Kung.

Dr. Moore’s research centers on ecclesiastical, legal, and scholarly traditions of Europe from late antiquity through the Carolingian Empire. His work encompasses the history of medieval politics, the history of scholarship, the papacy, liturgy, royal law, canon law, and the “history of history.”

from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance

C. 58 – Continuing Formation

After solemn profession and throughout their lives, the brothers continue to learn “the philosophy of Christ”. Continuing formation is to be made available to the whole community … based on the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Cistercian patrimony and is to draw from the riches of biblical, patristic, liturgical, theological and spiritual sciences.