Princeton Theologian To Deliver Willson-Addis Lecture Nov. 5

Nov. 5, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Dr. Ellen T. Charry, The Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, will deliver the eighth annual Willson-Addis Lecture Nov. 5 at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Charry will speak on "The Myth of the Autonomous Individual" at 9:30 a.m. in the Paul W. Powell Chapel. The Willson-Addis Lecture is free and open to the public.

Editor of the journal Theology Today, Charry also is the author of Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings and By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine. She serves on the theology committee of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church (USA) and on the advisory boards of The Christian Century, the Institute for American Values, Brazos Press, the Scottish Journal of Theology and Pro Ecclesia. Her current book project is On Dwelling in God.

Created in 1964 by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. James McCorry Willson of Floydada, Texas, the Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture examines practical Christianity and draws from any branch of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Willsons were active Methodist laypersons, involved in many areas of denominational, educational and social service. The lectures were named in honor of the couple's daughter, Ora Eugenia Willson Addis.

Before 1997, the lecture was presented through Baptist Student Ministries and administered through the Baylor student life division. In 1997, Truett Seminary, with its curricular emphases on practical Christianity, became the permanent custodian and sponsor of the annual lecture.

For more information, call (254) 710-3755 or (800) BAYLOR-U, option 5, or visit

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