Tahera Qutbuddin on Arabic Oration and Imam Ali’s Peace and Pluralism

We’re presenting a short series of abstracts of the work-in-progress our scholars will present and discuss at their June 2017 Working Group Meeting. Tahera Qutbuddin is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago. 1. Chapter on “The Sermon of Pious Counsel,” from my monograph project currently underway titled Classical Arabic Oratory: Religion, … Continue reading Tahera Qutbuddin on Arabic Oration and Imam Ali’s Peace and Pluralism

Virtue Talk podcast: “Universal human virtues” – Tahera Qutbuddin

Click the link below to hear our scholar and Professor of Arabic Literature Tahera Qutbuddin discuss her research and recent books A Treasury of Virtues: Sayings, Sermons, and Teachings of ‘Ali, and Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, and how her research is impacted by working within our project. The text of … Continue reading Virtue Talk podcast: “Universal human virtues” – Tahera Qutbuddin

Capstone Conference Day 1: photos & tweets

Our scholars presented their findings at our “capstone” conference October 13-14, 2017 at the University of Chicago, which we captured in photos and tweets. Visit our Flickr page for the full album and our Twitter page for more observations. Below are highlights from Friday, October 13. We’ll post highlights from Saturday, October 14, tomorrow. Friday, … Continue reading Capstone Conference Day 1: photos & tweets

Capstone Conference Schedule

If you can’t make it in person, or weren’t able to register in time, follow along as we live-tweet #VHML17 our Capstone Conference from the University of Chicago https://twitter.com/UChiVirtue  Capstone Conference University of Chicago | October 13-14, 2017 Our “capstone” conference will feature talks, panels, and discussions with the philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists who have … Continue reading Capstone Conference Schedule

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Prof. Jonathan Lear to give keynotes at conference

(From left): Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Prof. Jonathan Lear will present the keynote talks. Oct. 13 and 14 event caps Virtue, Happiness & the Meaning of Life project By Andrew Bauld October 6, 2017 Press Inquiries    After more than two years of research with collaboration between philosophers, religious thinkers and psychologists, the Virtue, Happiness & … Continue reading Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Prof. Jonathan Lear to give keynotes at conference

October 13-14, 2017 | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference

Join us for our “capstone” conference, which will feature talks, panels, and discussions with the philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists who have been working together to investigate whether self-transcendence helps to make ordinary cultivation and exercise of virtue a source of deep happiness and meaning in human life. The conference is free and open to … Continue reading October 13-14, 2017 | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference