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TT Week 7 – Vigen Guroian on Marriage

This coming Thursday, Prof. Vigen Guroian (University of Virginia; see his interesting biography below), who is visiting Oxford this week, will be speaking on the intriguing and timely topic, “The Meaning of Marriage: Challenges for Christian Love in a Confused Age” (note that the title has been changed from the one on the term card and earlier messages, which was inaccurate; apologies for this!).

Prof. Guroian’s talk will begin at 8pm on 7 June (Thursday of 7th Week), in the Catholic Chaplaincy, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1RD (opposite Christ Church, by Café Loco), with a meal kindly cooked by our friends from Catholic Society beginning at 7pm. All are most welcome to attend!

Vigen Guroian is retired Professor of Religious Studies in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Virginia. There and at Loyola University in Maryland he introduced generations of students to the Eastern Christianity and the broader Christian ethical tradition. His works of theology include Incarnate Love: Essays in Orthodox ChristianityEthics After Christendom: Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic; and The Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key. Prof. Guroian boasts one of the most impressive gardens in central Virginia, which has fed not only his family and students but also such theological explorations as Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening. A frequent consultant and speaker for classical schools in the US, Prof. Guroian is currently completing a revised edition of his Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination, as well as book on marriage in the Orthodox tradition for Oxford University Press.

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