Public lecture given by Piotr H. Kosicki (Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland).
Kosicki helps to understand the crises of contemporary Europe by examining the intellectual world of Roman Catholicism in Poland and France between the Church's declaration of war on socialism in 1891 and the demise of Stalinism in 1956. In Poland in the 1940s and '50s, a new kind of Catholic intended to remake European social and political life—not with guns, but with French philosophy. This study centers on the idea of “revolution,” examining two crucial countries, France and Poland, and challenging conventional wisdom among historians. It examines generations of deeply religious thinkers whose faith drove them into public life, including Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the future prime minister who would dismantle Poland’s Communist regime.
Wine – Cheese – Refreshments will be served
More information: https://www.polishinstitute.org/archives