Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., announced today that Joseph Pearce will be the director of the College’s Center for Faith and Culture and will serve as writer-in-residence beginning this summer.
Formerly a writer-in-residence at Newman Guide-recommended Ave Maria Universityand most recently, The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Pearce is the author of more than twenty books. The College reports:
As Director of the Center for Faith and Culture, Pearce will continue to develop programs and build on the Center’s success and reputation for excellence. “The Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College serves to promote Catholic and Christian culture,” Pearce explains, “through embracing what is good, knowing what is true, and celebrating what is beautiful in all forms of human expression.” Mr. Pearce also brings a wealth of experience to Aquinas as the first “Writer-in-Residence,” having held that position at two other Catholic institutions.
The author of over twenty books, Mr. Pearce has written on a wide variety of literary figures including William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Hillaire Belloc, Oscar Wilde, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. He was awarded the prestigious John C.Pollock Award for Christian biography for his book on Solzhenitsyn. His most recent books include Shakespeare on Love: Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet (2013) and Bilbo’s Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning in the Hobbit (2012). His much anticipated book, Beauteous Truth: Faith, Reason, Literature, & Culture, will be published in June of 2014.
Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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