McMurry University to host Sikes-Melugin Religion Lectureship

  Gary Ellison
  Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:09 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, one of America’s preeminent Christian theologians and the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke University, will deliver the Sikes-Melugin Lectures in Religion at McMurry University on February 9 and 10 in the newly renovated Old Main Watt Matthews Auditorium.
Dr. Hauerwas will speak on “How to Write a Theological Sentence” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, and “How to Remember the Poor” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.  Both lectures are open to the public free of charge.

Dr. Hauerwas, who also holds a Chair in Theological Ethics at the University of Aberdeen, is one of the most influential Christian theologians of our day. Time Magazine named him “America’s Best Theologian” in 2001.  He is the author of over forty books, including Community of Character (1981), The Peaceable Kingdom (1983), God, Medicine and Suffering (1994), With the Grain of the Universe (2001), Working With Words: Learning to Speak Christian (2011) and Approaching the End (2013). 
The Sikes-Melugin Lectureship in Religious Studies was given in honor of Opie L. and John G. Sikes and Ruby D. and Roy Melugin Sr., by their children and grandchildren.

For further information, contact Dr. Philip LeMasters at 325-793-3898.

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