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Dean's Lecture Opens Academic Year at St. John's
FOR RELEASE: August 4, 2008
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey 410-626-2539
Michael Dink, dean of St. John's College, will open the college's academic year by delivering the first lecture in the college's Friday-night series. Mr. Dink's lecture, "Lead Us Not into Temptation: Milton's Paradise Lost" will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, August 29, at 8:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The college's dean traditionally delivers the first Friday-night lecture at the beginning of the academic year. In his lecture Mr. Dink will explore three temptations in the epic poem Paradise Lost, written by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. "The lecture will examine Milton's presentation of three temptations, those of Satan, Eve and Adam, asking if there is in each case an underlying inclination to some good that nonetheless leads to temptation and sin," says Mr. Dink.
Mr. Dink began his five-year term as dean in July 2005. A 1975 graduate of St. John's, he earned master's and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. Friday night lectures are free and open to the public.