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In the 'Lógos' of Love: Promise and Predicament in Catholic Intellectual Life, the title of the September 2013 conference cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California and by the University of Dayton, was inspired by a somewhat unlikely pair: Walker Percy and Pope Benedict XVI. The lógos of love, according to Benedict in his 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, is where “[t]ruth opens and unites our minds ... the Christian proclamation and testimony of caritas”—that Latin word inadequately translated into English as “charity” but which refers to the fullness of love made possible in and by God’s love (sec. 4).

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Chapter 1, "The Cliff and the Tower: Reflections on the Past Half-Century in Light of the Past Half-Millennium," has been provided for download in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving; it will be available upon expiration of the required embargo. Permission documentation is on file.

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