I. THE MODERN PROJECT: SIGNIFICANCE
A. Required Readings:
"Church in the Modern World" (Gaudium et spes) ## 1-11 The Documents of Vatican Council II, vol 1 edited by Austin Flannery (New York: Costello, 1996), pp. 903-912.
Pope John Paul II, The Redeemer of Man, # 15 "What is Modern Man Afraid of" and #16 "Progress or Threat"
Secondary Literature: read one of the following:
Jacques Maritain, "Integral Humanism and the Crisis of Modern Times," in Scholasticism and Politics (New York: Macmillan, 1940), pp. 11-32
Jacques Maritain, "Christian Humanism," Range of Reason (New York: Scribner's, 1952), pp 185-199
B. Writing Assignment:
Write a 3 page paper on the following theme: Select one of the signs of crisis of the "modern" civilization and explain why it is "modern" and why it indicates a "problem" for us today.
C. Supplemental Readings:
Romano Guardini. Letters from Lake Como: Explorations in Technology and the Human Race. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.
Romano Guardini,. The End of the Modern World. Wilmington: ISI Books, 1998.
Leo Strauss. "The Crisis of Our Time." In The Predicament of Modern Politics, ed. Harold J. Spaeth, 41-54. Detroit: Univ of Detroit Press, 1964.
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, "Harvard Address: A World Split Apart" In Solzhenitsyn at Harvard. Washington, D.C. Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1980.
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. Nobel Lecture. New York: Noonday Press, 1972.
C. S. Lewis. Abolition of Man. New York: Macmillan, 1947.