McAllaster Lecture Series - Previous McAllaster Lecture Speakers


2015 - Dr. Christopher Byaruhanga

Dr. Christopher Byanruchanga spoke at the 4th Annual McAllaster Lecture on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 about Christian responses to AIDS in African Universities.

Dr. Byaruhanga holds a Doctor of Theology (ThD) degree from The General Theological Seminary in New York City. He is tenured professor of Historical and Systematic Theology as well as Dean of the School of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Uganda Christian University. Byaruhanga has won many fellowships in his academic career. Currently he is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Greenville College, Illinois in the US. In 2005-2006 he was Project Luke Scholar at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven – Connecticut. In 2010 he was Washington Scholar at the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. Some of his publications include: History and Theology of the Ecumenical Movement in East Africa (2015); The History of the Church of the Province of Uganda (2014); Theological Education in East Africa (2013); Fundamental Methods in Christian Religious Education Teaching (2012); Bishop Alfred Robert Tucker and the Establishment of the African Anglican Church (2008); Christian Theology for University Students (2005). At the moment he is working on a book whose title is “African Ecclesiology and Canterbury Anglicanism.” 

2014 - Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., D. Phil (Oxon)

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., D. Phil (Oxon) presented at the Third Annual McAllaster Lecture on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.


Fr. Meconi, S.J is an assistant professor of Early Christianity in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. He is also the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He holds the pontifical license in Patrology from the University of Innsbruck and the D.Phil. in Ecclesiastical History from Oxford University. Most recently he published “Called to Be Children of God: The History of Catholic Deification” (Ignatius Press), “The Annotated Confessions of Saint Augustine” (Ignatius Press), “The One Christ: St. Augustine's Theology of Deification” (Catholic University of America Press), as well as co-edited (along with Eleonore Stump) the “Cambridge Companion to Augustine” (2014), as well as many other volumes. He is a former president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association, as well as a Fellow at the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University. 

2013 - Dr. Richard Bauckham 

Dr. Richard Bauckham joined the ranks of esteemed visitors to Greenville College during his chapel address and Second McAllaster Lecture. 


Bauckham was Greenville College's second McAllaster Lecture speaker. 

  • McAllaster Lecture: November 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. - "Faith in an Age of Ecological Destruction" - Whitlock Music Center

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  • Chapel Address: November 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. - "God the Farmer" - Whitlock Music Center

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Bauckham, a New Testament scholar from Cambridge whose published works cover a wide range of topics including Jesus and the Gospels, the early Jerusalem church and the Bible and contemporary issues. Dr. Bauckham is Professor Emeritus at St. Andrews, Scotland; a Fellow of the British Academy; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; Visiting Professor at St. Mellitus College, London; and Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He has traveled widely giving lectures and presenting conference papers. 

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 a.m. - Whitlock Music Center

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  • McAllaster Lecture: November 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. - "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. 

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