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Seton Hall University Part of the Hildebrand Project  

Dietrich von HildebrandWe are pleased to announce the start of the Seton Hall University Hildebrand Circle under the aegis of the Department of Catholic Studies. Students, faculty, alumni, friends and members of the community are welcome to join the discussion.

The Hildebrand Project is the world's leading organization dedicated to the presentation and exploration of the thought and witness of Dietrich von Hildebrand. The organization is dedicated to the translation, dissemination and study of the work of Dietrich von Hildebrand, an important 20th century Catholic philosopher whom Adolf Hitler once called "the most dangerous man in Germany," because he insisted on teaching the importance of love, the permanence of values, and the dignity of the human person in the face of Nazi totalitarianism.

Seton Hall University Hildebrand Circle will discuss texts, mainly from Dietrich von Hildebrand, but also from others engaged in similar ethical and philosophical inquiry (for example, Pope St. John Paul II, Max Scheler, and St. Edith Stein). The discussions will be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students and aim to introduce ideas from the texts into a positive dialogue with our everyday experience.

In the Spring semester, three one hour meetings to discuss the following short texts from von Hildebrand and John Paul on the themes of love, happiness, and fidelity are planned:

  • April 7th, 5:30 p.m.: Dietrich von Hildebrand, "The Happiness of Love."
  • April 14th, 5:30 p.m.: Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II), "The Family as a Communion of Persons."
  • April 21st, 5:30 p.m.: Dietrich von Hildebrand, "Faithfulness."

The meetings will be moderated by Dr. Joseph Rice and Dr. Ines Murzaku, and by guest faculty interested on the subject.

Come and join us. Please contact Gloria Aroneo at or call her at: 973 275 2808 if you would like to join.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (973) 275-2808