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Inaugural Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics

April 14, 2014

The Institute for Faith and Learning is pleased to announce that the inaugural Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics will be held Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Guest Speaker 2014: Paul WadellThe lecture—titled "Friendship with God: Embodying Charity as a Way of Life"—will be delivered by Paul J. Wadell, professor of religious studies at St. Norbert College (WI). Professor Wadell is the author of seven books in Christian ethics, including Friendship and the Moral Life (1989), The Primacy of Love: An Introduction to the Ethics of Thomas Aquinas (1992), Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship (2002), and Happiness and the Christian Moral Life: An Introduction to Christian Ethics (2nd. ed, 2012).

An award-winning author and teacher, Professor Wadell has lectured across the country and in Europe on friendship, the role of the virtues in the moral life, theology and literature, and the mission of the church in contemporary society. He serves on the advisory council of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) administered by the Council for Independent Colleges. Professor Wadell is also well known to the Baylor community, having spoken on several occasions at Communio, the annual faculty retreat hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning.

The Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics is named in honor of Bill and Roberta (Hatch) Bailey for their family's longstanding and faithful commitment to Baylor University, to the Waco community, and to the church.