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.
Aquinas Award Hopes to Boost Interest in Catholic Literature (Tennessee Register, September 25, 2015)
- National Catholic Register, “Celebrating Catholicism in Nashville: Aquinas College Focuses on Link Between Arts and Faith,” May 31, 2015
Michael Novak: “Darkness and Radiance in 20th Century Catholic Poetry.” The Center for Faith and Culture presents author, philosopher, and theologian Michael Novak on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
Igor Babailov: Painter of the Popes, presenting a special evening with master artist Igor Babailov, the official portrait artist of three popes.
The Tolkien & Lewis Celebration
The Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee presented the inaugural Tolkien and Lewis Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2015, a full day of talks and performances on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, two of the twentieth century’s greatest Christian writers. Presenters included EWTN hosts Dale Ahlquist and Kevin O’Brien, Aquinas’ Joseph Pearce, Inklings scholar Jonathan Thorndike, and Lewis scholar Devin Brown. The Center also honored the winners of the Aquinas Award for Fiction and the Tolkien and Lewis High School Essay Contest.