Calvin College Philosophy Professor To Speak March 16

March 15, 2001

Dr. Stephen Evans, professor of philosophy and dean of research and scholarship at Calvin College, will speak from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday in Room B01 of the Tidwell Bible Building on the Baylor University campus. Evans, a noted Kierkegaard scholar, will address the topic "Why Kierkegaard's 'Fear and Trembling' Is Not About Ethics."

Evans received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College and his doctorate from Yale University. Prior to his appointment at Calvin College in 1994, he taught at Trinity College in Illinois, Wheaton in Massachusetts and St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

He is the author of several books, book chapters and articles, including "Faith Beyond Reason" (Edinburgh University Press), "The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith" (Oxford University Press) and "Why Believe? Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God" (Eerdmans), among others. Evans also serves as a contributing editor to "Christianity Today" and "Journal of Psychology and Theology" and is on the editorial board of "Books and Culture."

He is a member of the International Scholarly Committee for the Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen, the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion and the Kierkegaard Society, U.S.A., in which he served as president in 1991.

Evans' lecture is sponsored by Baylor's department of philosophy and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the department of philosophy at 710-3368.

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