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Greenville College Welcomes Hauerwas for First Annual McAllaster Lecture

Greenville College Welcomes Hauerwas for First Annual McAllaster Lecture

Many esteemed speakers have visited Greenville College through the years, and Dr. Stanley Hauerwas will rank among the most notable when he comes to campus on Nov. 26. He is a theologian who has explored philosophy, ethics and other disciplines in his effort to truthfully articulate the nature of the Christian life and the importance of the church.

Hauerwas was named "America's Best Theologian" by Time magazine in 2001, and his book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Hauerwas attained international recognition as a Gifford Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001. He holds degrees from Southwestern University, Yale University, and University of Edinburgh.

Hauerwas will have the honor of presenting Greenville College's first McAllaster Lecture. The lecture series is an annual event sponsored by the school's McAllaster Scholars Program. The McAllaster Lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 when Hauerwas, a professor with a joint appointment at Duke Divinity School and Duke Law School, will deliver a lecture entitled "Faith and Politics." Hauerwas will also give a chapel address at Greenville College on Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Both presentations at the Wilson Recital Hall in the Whitlock Music Center are free and open to the public.

"Hauerwas has been the most influential Christian theologian in America for the last several decades," said McAllaster Scholars Program Director Dr. Kent Dunnington. "Of course, part of what he makes us think about is how being Christian and being American are not the same thing. We're priveleged to have him come to our campus to speak on 'Faith and Politics'"

Greenville College is a four-year accredited Christian liberal arts school with more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the college is located in Greenville, Illinois, 45 miles east of St. Louis.

This story was published on November 01, 2012

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