Northcutt Lecture Series
Since its inception in 1985, The Northcutt Lecture Series has become an integral part of the academic and spiritual life of the Baylor University School of Music. Designed to bring nationally and internationally known church music scholars to Baylor University, The Northcutt Lecture is made possible by an endowment from LeGrande and Cassandra Northcutt of Longview, Texas. This year's lecture, featuring Jeremy Begbie, will be held on April 7, 2016.

Jeremy Begbie, Northcutt Lecturer 2015-2016

Jeremy Begbie teaches systematic theology at Duke Divinity School. He specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interests are in the interplay between music and theology.

Previously associate principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, he has also been honorary professor at the University of St Andrews, where he directed the research project, Theology Through the Arts at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts. He is a senior member of Wolfson College and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge.

He studied philosophy and music at Edinburgh University, and theology at Aberdeen and Cambridge. A professionally trained musician, he has performed extensively as a pianist, oboist and conductor. He is an ordained minister of the Church of England, having served for a number of years as assistant pastor of a church in West London.

He is author of a number of books, including Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts (T & T Clark); Theology, Music and Time (CUP), and most recently, Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker/SPCK), which won the Christianity Today 2008 Book Award in the Theology/Ethics Category. Most recently, he has published Music, Modernity, and God (OUP). He has taught widely in the UK and North America, and delivered multimedia performance-lectures across the world, from Israel to Australia and Hong Kong.


Past Lecturers have included:

Carl Schalk 123 Brian Wren I-to Loh Carl Daw emily brink
don saliers harry eskew  carlton young helen kemp donald hustad
paul westermeyer thomas troeger marva dawn alice parker Jane Marshall
Benjiman Harlan Michael Hawn Terry York allen walworth Harold Best
Gordon Borror Jerry Warren robert shaw paul manz milburn price
Bill OBrien
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