Stephen Evans To Present Dobbs Lecture In Applied Christianity

Oct. 7, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Dr. C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University, will present the fourth annual W.C. Dobbs Lecture in Applied Christianity at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Known internationally for his work on the 19th-century philosopher S°ren Kierkegaard, Evans will speak on "Can Love Be Commanded? Kierkegaard on the Foundation of Moral Obligations." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Evans graduated with honors from Wheaton College and holds his master's degree and doctorate, both in philosophy, from Yale University. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2001 from Calvin College, where was professor of philosophy and dean for research and scholarship. He also has served s curator of the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College. Evans' published works include 15 books, such as Faith Beyond Reason, The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History and Passionate Reason: Making Sense of Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments. His other recent popular works include Why Believe? Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God and Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics. Evans has received two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a major grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. He is a past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the S°ren Kierkegaard Society.

The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Ala.

For more information, call (254) 710-3755 or (800) BAYLOR-U, option 5, or visit www.baylor.edu/truett.

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