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McAllaster Lecture Series - Previous McAllaster Lecture Speakers


2012- Dr. Stanley Hauerwas 

Many esteemed speakers have visited Greenville College through the years, and Dr. Stanley Hauerwas ranked among the most notable during his visit 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 Greenville College's first McAllaster Lecture speaker. The lecture series is an annual event sponsored by the school's McAllaster Scholars Program.

  • Chapel Address: November 26, 2012 at 9:30 am - Whitlock Music Center

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  • McAllaster Lecture: November 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm - "Faith and Politics" - Whitlock Music Center

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Professor Hauerwas has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. He was named "America's Best Theologian" by Time magazine in 2001. Dr. Hauerwas, who holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School, delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001.