Baylor University's Department of Religion Hosts Theologian Graham Ward

Sept. 18, 2012
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2012) - The department of religion at Baylor University will host British theologian Graham Ward, Ph.D., for a special lecture entitled "The City and The Birth of Modern Theology." The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012 at Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building 600 Speight Ave.

Ward specializes in postmodern theology, but his research includes Christian social ethics, political theory, cultural hermeneutics, philosophy, psychoanalysis and gender studies. He contributes to an international study sponsored by the British Academy examining "The New Visibility of Religion in European Democratic Culture." He was most recently appointed Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford.

"For many years, Professor Ward has passionately engaged the intersection of Christian social ethics, political theory, and cultural hermeneutics," said Paul Martens, Ph.D., a professor of religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University. "The lecture he will present emerges from this energetic research. I expect it to demonstrate unashamedly that theology, Christian theology, must be at the center of any attempt to understand and live rightly within the world we already inhabit."

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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