Dr. Charles Taylor, professor of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, will speak at 7:30 p.m. today in the Meditation Room in the Armstrong Browning Library as part of the Roy B. Albaugh Lecture series sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa.
His lecture, "21st Century Religion: Faith in the Age of Authenticity," is free and open to the public.
Dr. Michael Foley, chair of the Albaugh Lecture Committee of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter of Baylor University and associate professor of Patristics in the Honors College, said the annual lecture series has been going on for several decades.
The epic poetry of Dante will be the topic of today's seminar beginning at 5 p.m. in the Reading Room at Alexander Residence Hall. The Honors College will host Dr. Christian Moevs, Notre Dame Italian professor and an authority on Dante's "The Divine Comedy."
Helge Antoni, a much sought-after pianist worldwide both in solo recitals and in concertos with orchestra, will speak at Baylor on how the arts and humanities encourage acts of compassion through one's life and work.
Dr. Alan Jacobs, currently the Clyde S. Kilby chair professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., has accepted an offer to become a new distinguished professor of literature at Baylor. Beginning next fall, Jacobs will lecture for the Honors Program, a program located under the umbrella of the Honors College designed to supplement the university's undergraduate honors degree.
Sometimes we think of modernism in art as a period of great liberation from the constraints of the past, of the triumphant emergence to dominance of secularism and the demise of religion. This cliché overlooks, of course, the unprecedented violence of the 20th century, the horrible deaths of score of millions of people just because of their religious identity--Jews in the Holocaust and Christian martyrs all over the globe.