Author, translator and cultural critic Anthony Esolen will present the address “Liberal Arts and the Christian College in a Post-Christian World” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall as part of the Saint Benedict Forum’s Catholic Speaker Series. 

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Esolen teaches medieval literature and theology, Renaissance literature and the development of western civilization at Providence College. He is a senior editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and the author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and, most recently, Reflections on the Christian Life. Esolen has also translated Dante’s Divine Comedy.

The event will be co-sponsored by the religion, English and philosophy departments; the general education,  senior seminar and cultural heritage programs; Klesis,  Markets & Morality and the Our Sunday  Visitor Institute.

The Saint Benedict Forum is an outreach of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with which the college’s Campus Ministries program has a covenantal partnership. More information about the forum is available at

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.