FORMED Book Club

FORMED Book Club

2 Seasons

Join Catholic experts and book lovers with decades of experience in publishing for in-depth weekly discussions of relevant Catholic texts. Hosted by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ (Founder of Ignatius Press), Vivian Dudro (Senior Editor at Ignatius Press), and Joseph Pearce (Director of Book Publishing at Augustine Institute). These discussions are part of an online community that reads and discusses a different book each month.
Go to formedbookclub.ignatius.com to sign up for free!

Books discussed:
Chance or the Dance by Thomas Howard. Electronic versions are available here.
Real Philosophy for Real People by Fr. Robert McTeigue .S.J.

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FORMED Book Club
  • FORMED Book Club - "Chance or the Dance?" - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Is the cosmos full of items that are connected meaningfully or items that are disconnected? What place does imagination play in human experience? How do we employ imagination to give significance to ordinary and extraordinary things through ritual? This and more in this week's discussion of Thoma...

  • FORMED Book Club - "Chance or the Dance?" - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Thomas Howard tells us why poetry matters—part two of our series on "Chance or the Dance?: A Critique of Modern Secularism".

    "Chance or the Dance?" is available for purchase at Ignatius.com.

    Electronic versions are available here.

  • FORMED Book Club - "Chance or the Dance?" - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    This week, author Thomas Howard explains the point of art—from Vermeer’s landscapes to Andy Warhol’s soup cans. And we debate it. Join us in our ongoing discussion of Howard’s book "Chance or the Dance".

    "Chance or the Dance?" is available for purchase at Ignatius.com.

    Electronic versions ar...

  • FORMED Book Club - "Chance or the Dance?" - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Thomas Howard tells us about freedom, dancing, love, and sex. We break down chapters 6 and 7 of "Chance or the Dance".

    "Chance or the Dance?" is available for purchase at Ignatius.com.

    Electronic versions are available here.

  • FORMED Book Club - "Chance or the Dance?" - Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Thomas Howard teaches us the meaning of bawdy humor and the glory of everyday life. We finish our discussion of Howard's masterpiece, "Chance or the Dance".

    "Chance or the Dance?" is available for purchase at Ignatius.com.

    Electronic versions are available here.