About Me:

I am an undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in philosophy. My ultimate dream is to get my PhD in philosophy and work in the academic field. I am a Christian, and am always seeking the truth. I am heavily impressed and influenced by the Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophical tradition, and most of my writing is from this viewpoint. My main areas of interest for research/writing include (but are certainly not limited to): metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, ethics, systematic theology, biblical theology, historical Jesus, and church history. Please feel free to contact me at harrisonjennings97@gmail.com

About Sens Homines:

Sens Homines is Latin for “Being Human.” The purpose of this blog is to seek out what it means to truly be human, by asking questions such as: What is our fundamental essence/nature? How do we make sense of our lives? What is the meaning/purpose/goal of our lives?  What is our place in the universe? What is reality? How can we create unity in the vast diversity of humanity? How are we supposed to live? How can we balance being individual unique persons who live in and interact with different communities? What is truth, and how can we discover it? How can we hope to answer all these deep questions?

Esse Homo: Quid Ergo Est Hoc? 

(To be human: What then is this?)

As stated above, I am a Christian and write from that perspective. I believe the Christian faith, with its rich, historical depth of intellectual, cultural, moral and spiritual resources, offers the best explanation for who we are and why we’re here. In writing this blog, I hope to explore this further, and help others come to find answers as well.

St. Irenaeus, a second century Church Father, wrote: “Gloria Dei est vivens homo,” which means literally “The glory of God is living man.” It is sometimes translated as “The glory of God is man fully alive.” This is what I truly believe it means to be human. It also offers a kind of framework for what this blog is about: 1) This blog is about God, discovering His existence, His nature, and how He has revealed Himself to us. 2) This blog is about man, who we are, what our place is, what our nature is, etc. 3) This blog is about living, what our meaning/purpose is, how we’re supposed to live and act, what we’re supposed to be doing with our lives.

With all this in mind, I offer a completed description of what this blog is:

Sens homines est esse vivens homo, qui est gloria dei.

Being human is to be a (truly) living human, which is the glory of God.