“Is it Rational to Believe in God? Skepticism, Materialism, and the Cause of Everything.” A Lecture from Dr. Chad Pecknold

Our age is increasingly said to mirror ancient paganism. Yet, it’s precisely the ancient pagan world which Christianity converted. Come hear Dr. Chad Pecknold speak on Saint Augustine’s engagement with ancient pagan philosophies for wisdom in converting the world we live in now to Christ.

Dr. Pecknold’s lecture will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. A social will begin at 7:00 pm and the lecture will start at 7:30 pm in the Basilica of Saint Mary’s Lyceum Auditorium (313 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia).

Dr. Pecknold received his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2005 and since 2008 he has been a Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology in the School of Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He teaches in the areas of fundamental theology, Christian anthropology, and political theology. Dr. Pecknold writes columns as the U.S. Contributing Editor to The Catholic Herald, one of the oldest Catholic magazines in the world, and also writes regularly for other publications, such as First Things, Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and National Review on a range of timely topics related to the importance and impact of Church teaching on social and political questions. He has appeared as an invited guest on numerous radio and television shows from NPR’s “All Things Considered” to “EWTN News Nightly.” Dr. Pecknold and his family are parishioners of the Basilica of Saint Mary.

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