29 Oct: “Trouble in Mind: Personal Conscience in the Sixteenth Century”

“Trouble in Mind: Personal Conscience in the Sixteenth Century”

Emeritus, Anna S. Garbedian Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University

Throughout its long history, conscience has perched precariously at the boundaries of the self. Does it originate outside the mind as a God-given entity or reside within as a unique faculty and defining personal trait? In the sixteenth century it decisively swerved within, as an aspect of distinctive selfhood. Yet, at the very moment of its decisive relocation and apparent triumph, the personal conscience found itself under siege: overburdened and underequipped for its new and formidable responsibilities. This lecture by CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Paul Strohm will touch on More, Calvin, and Foxe as well as plays and religious pamphlets, in considering the vicissitudes of sixteenth-century conscience

Advance Registration is not required. Please sign the attendance sheet at the door. No fee.  Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use the Self Pay Parking in UCLA Lots 2, 3, 4, or 5.
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