National Research Conference to Explore Christian Imagination

Nov. 6, 2006

by Julie Carlson, senior staff writer, (254) 710-6681

A national conference to be held at Baylor University will assemble an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will address the creative power of the Christian imagination and explore the interaction of Christian thought with various aspects of contemporary intellectual, social and political life.

"The World and Christian Imagination," the Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference, will run Thursday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 11, at Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor campus. Meals and evening plenary sessions will be held in Cashion 510 at the Hankamer School of Business.

The conference will feature more than 100 individual presentations on diverse topics, including Intimacy Lost and Gained: Reflections on Marriage; Christianity, Popular Music and U2; Imagination and Nature; Biology and the Christian Imagination; and Economy and the Christian Imagination.

Noted speakers include Stephen M. Barr, University of Delaware; Oliva Blanchette, Boston College; Nicholas Boyle, University of Cambridge; David Burrell, University of Notre Dame; Susan Felch, Calvin College; Amy Laura Hall, Duke Divinity School; Kevin Hart, University of Notre Dame; John Milbank, University of Nottingham; and Merold Westphal, Fordham University, among others.

For a complete conference schedule, visit or call the Institute for Faith and Learning at 710-4805.

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