The Teacher

Hugh Owen is the convert son of Sir David Owen, a former secretary general of International Planned Parenthood Federation. Mr. Owen directs the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation which provides a forum for Catholic theologians, philosophers, and natural scientists all over the world who defend the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation that was handed down from the Apostles and who are dedicated to making sure that the evidence for and against the evolutionary hypothesis is made available to Church leaders and to the lay faithful. Mr. Owen and his colleagues have participated in conferences on creation and evolution at major academic centers in Europe, including several conferences in Rome and a conference at Gustav Siewerth Akademie in Germany which received the explicit blessing and encouragement of Pope Benedict XVI. He is a member of the recently-founded John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. He and his wife Maria have nine children, including one who is a novice with the Benedictines of Mary, and 20 grandchildren (so far!). They live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, near Mt. Jackson, Virginia.

Course Details

Over the course of 10 weeks, students will read I Have Spoken to You from Heaven: A Catholic Defense of Creation in Six Days and will have the chance to attend a weekly online class with the author, Hugh Owen. Each week, Mr. Owen will give a 30-minute presentation followed by 30-minutes of Q&A. Students will also be able to discuss the material with each other via online discussion boards.

Maximum class size: 20

For ages: 16 and up

Class Schedule

Time: 5:00 p.m. PST, 8:00 p.m. EST

Dates: Tuesdays, June 4 - Aug. 10, 2024

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Aug. 6

Students who miss class will have access to recordings.

Course text must be purchased separately.

This book has an Imprimatur which was granted by Bishop Cornelius K. arap Korir, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret, Kenya, on the Feast of St. Jerome, September 30, 2015.

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Use discount code GENESIS to receive a 50% off late enrollment discount.


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