Center for Faith & Culture

The Center for Faith & Culture was founded in 2012 to promote and interpret the various cultural offerings that Nashville has to offer as well as to host the long-standing Speaker Series. In July 2014, renowned author, lecturer, and teacher Joseph Pearce joined Aquinas College as the center’s Director.


Upcoming Events


Thursday, November 17

First Folio Talk: “Remembering Shakespeare or What He Hath Left Us” by Dr. Katherine Haynes
Aquinas College English professor Dr. Katherine Haynes will speak at the Parthenon during Shakespeare’s First Folio’s visit.

The Tolkien & Lewis Celebration

The Center for Faith and Culture recently concluded its second annual Tolkien & Lewis Celebration. Over 300 attendees visited Aquinas College for the second event. Stay tuned for news on the 3rd annual celebration.

2016 Tolkien & Lewis Celebration

2015 Photos

2015 Celebration Audio

The 2nd Annual Shakespeare Celebration

The 2nd Annual Shakespeare Celebration took place on Saturday, April 23, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The full day of talks and performances featured Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Kevin O’Brien and Theater of the Word, Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk, and the drama clubs of St. Cecilia Academy and Father Ryan High School.

The Center also honored Amy Nguyen of St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville as winner of the Shakespeare and Christianity High School Essay Contest for her essay “The Malevolent Morality of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.” Amy read her paper at the celebration and was presented with her award and $500 check from Homeschool Connections.

The Center would like to thank the Creed and Culture Fund and Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kurek for sponsoring the event.



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Center for Faith & Culture Events
Feb 21

Christopher Check: The Battle of Lepanto

February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Mar 14

Richard Austin: An Evening with Gerard Manley Hopkins

March 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
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