ON-Lion Letter
Born in 1889 in Florence of German parents, Dietrich von Hildebrand was an original philosopher and religious writer, a brave anti-Nazi activist, an outspoken Christian witness, and a unique teacher of Western culture.  Von Hildebrand was truly a great figure in 20th Century religious, political, intellectual, and cultural history.   Early on, he distinguished himself as a thinker with an unusual understanding of human love. 

From May 27 through 29, the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project will hold an international, interdisciplinary conference, "The Christian Personalism of Dietrich von Hildebrand:  Exploring His Philosophy of Love," at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.  The conference follows last year's publication of von Hildebrand's great work The Nature of Love for the first time in English.

Its confirmed roster of speakers features several eminent philosophers and theologians, including Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Joseph Bottum of First Things magazine. 

Conference registration will be available online, where it will also be webcast live.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports the conference.  Bradley supports Novak's work and the Institute on Religion and Public Life, which publishes First Things, as well.
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