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Nicholas Wolterstorff Lecturing on “Love and Justice” October 10 - 12

2006-09-01

Decatur, GA—Nicholas Wolterstorff will present the 2006 Smyth Lectures, October 10-12, at Columbia Theological, in Decatur, GA. His lectures, on the topic of “Love and Justice”, are titled “The Agapist Tradition in Christian Ethics” (October 10), “Agapism's Difficulties with Justice” (October 11), and “Justice-Alert Love” (October 12). The public is invited to attend the lectures, which are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. each day in the Harrington Center Chapel. An influential thinker, Wolterstorff’s interests include aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. He was professor of philosophical theology at Yale Divinity School from1989 to 2001 and professor of philosophy at Calvin College from 1959 to 1989. He has also been a visiting professor of philosophy at numerous institutions including Free University of Amsterdam and Notre Dame University. In the fall of 1993 Wolterstorff gave the Wilde Lectures at Oxford University, and in the spring of 1995 he gave the Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews University. He has been president of the American Philosophical Association (Central Division), and of the Society of Christian Philosophers. Wolterstorff holds the Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 


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