To Save the Church: Perspectives on Catholic Duty, featuring Ross Douthat

Event details

  • Thursday | February 13, 2020
  • 5:30 pm
  • University Club, Providence, RI
  • 401.643.1255


Ross Douthat

New York Times Columnist and Best Selling Author

with a response by Dr. Jeremy Wilkins
Professor of Theology, Boston College

moderated by Dr. James Keating
Humanities Program Director and Professor of Theology, Providence College

Co-hosted by the Humanities Forum at Providence College

February 13, 2020
Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins at 6:00

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Complimentary valet parking provided
University Club Dress Code


Ross Douthat is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, where he co-hosts the Times Op-Ed podcast, “The Argument.” Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger on its website.

He is the author of “The Decadent Society,” forthcoming in March 2020. His other books include “To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism,” published in 2018, “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” (2012), “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” (2005), and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.

He lives with his wife and three children in New Haven.

Jeremy D. Wilkins
is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, where he teaches in the great books program (Perspectives on Western Culture) and graduate seminars on the person and work of Christ, the problem of development in doctrine and theology, and other topics. His book, Before Truth: Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom (CUA, 2019) explores the factors of permanence and change in a religious tradition that knows it has developed and is developing still. He is also co-editor of two volumes in the Collected Works of noted Canadian Jesuit thinker Bernard Lonergan, and author of numerous articles on theological and philosophical topics. He lives in Providence with his bride of twenty years, Maureen, and their boys.

James Keating is associate professor of theology at Providence College and serves as director of the Providence College Humanities Program.