Walter Brueggemann and Alan Ray to Discuss Nature of Evil | Elmhurst College


Walter Brueggemann and Alan Ray to Discuss Nature of Evil

Renowned Bible scholar, the Reverend Walter Brueggemann, and Elmhurst College President S. Alan Ray, will present “A Conversation on the Nature of Evil” at Elmhurst College on Tuesday, March 15.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Founders Lounge of the College’s Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave. in Elmhurst. The lecture, part of the College’s Still Speaking: Conversations on Faith series, is free and opened to the public; no reservations are needed.

A member of the Elmhurst College Class of 1955, Rev. Walter Brueggemann is an author, United Church of Christ minister and professor emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Rev. Brueggemann is widely acknowledged as the foremost Christian scholar of the Hebrew Bible. His work focuses on the relationship between the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian faith, and consists of nearly 60 books and hundreds of sermons that deeply influence contemporary theology and critical interpretation of the Bible.

Dr. S. Alan Ray began his presidency of Elmhurst College on July 1, 2008. As a professor of religion and society, he holds academic appointments in the departments of political science and religious studies.

In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Ray, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. Dr. Ray also serves on the advisory board of the Cherokee Nation’s language immersion school and as a trustee of the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Rev. Brueggemann’s visit to Elmhurst College is part of Still Speaking: Conversations on Faith, the College’s yearlong series of dialogues on faith—its varieties, contradictions and influence in the modern world. Still Speaking includes lectures and cultural events, service and outreach projects involving students and staff, and academic work. Still Speaking also is part of the College’s observance of the graduation centennial of two of its most esteemed alumni, theologians Reinhold Niebuhr (Class of 1910) and H. Richard Niebuhr (Class of 1912).

For more information call (630) 617-3390.

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