Center for Religion and Society Events 2011-12
Faith and Reason Lecture/Dinners for Faculty and Administrators (All in the President's Dining Room at 5 PM)
September 14 - Katherine Hoffman-"Faith in Reading"
October 11- John Selby-"Confessions of a Doubting Methodist"
February 16 - Robert Benne-"Fools Rush In: Fifty Years of Treading Where Angels Fear To Tread"
March 14 - Jennifer Hockenberry, Chair of Philosophy, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI "Faith and Reason in Luther"
September 27 - Johannes Brosseder, Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Cologne, Germany, and expert in ecumenical affairs will lecture on "What Now for Lutherans and Catholics After the 1999 Agreement on Justification?" Professor Brosseder's presentation will be responded to by the Rev. William Wiecher of College Lutheran Church in Salem, Virginia, and by Monsignor Joseph Lehman of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke County. The lecture will be held at Antrim Chapel on the Roanoke College campus at 5PM. Tickets not required.
November 10 - "The Promise and Peril of Bio-technological Advance" addressed by James Peterson, Schumann Professor of Christian Ethics and author of Changing Human Nature: Ecology, Ethics, Genes, and God and Fritz Oehlschlaeger, Professor of English at Virginia Tech and author of Procreative Ethics. The lectures and ensuing conversation will be held at Atrim Chapel at 5PM. Tickets not required.
April 4 - "Abraham Lincoln's Moral Constitution" by Allen Guelzo of the Civil War Institute of Gettysburg College, for the joint Fowler and Center event "Mystic Chords of Memory-the Legacy of the Civil War on American Life."
Events by Invitation Only
December 1 -"The Challenge of Theological Publishing" by Norman Hjelm, past editor of Fortress Press and current consultant to Eerdmans Publishing House. Lecture followed by conversation in the President's Dining Room at 5PM.
14th Annual Crumley Lecture
March 29 - "Long Obedience in the Same Direction," by Robert Benne, Director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College, in the Pickle Room of Colket Center at 4:30 PM followed by a reception and dinner.