Baylor Honors Residential College Welcomes Darin Davis for Lecture on Friendship

Nov. 17, 2014
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Baylor Honors Residential College will complete its fall 2014 Formation Series with a lecture by Darin Davis, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith & Learning and assistant professor of Christian philosophy and ethics at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Davis will present a lecture titled “The Necessity and Gift of Friendship” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Alexander Reading Room.

“I will approach the concept of friendship philosophically and theologically, drawing on texts from figures such as Aristotle, Aquinas and C.S. Lewis,” Davis said. “I hope the audience will be encouraged and challenged to see how friendship is the central lens through which we pursue authentic happiness.”

Davis holds degrees from Baylor University, University of Texas and Saint Louis University. During his career, he has taught on the subjects of moral philosophy and the history of ethics. He is also the author of articles and reviews in The Modern Schoolman, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Christian Reflection and The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Davis’s current research focuses on moral philosophy, Christian ethics and philosophy of education.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Alexander Reading Room is located in Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St. For more information, contact Courtney DePalma in the Honors Residential College at (254) 710-7626.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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