C-SC Robison Lecture to focus on ‘The Question of Democracy’
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Franklin “Chris” I. Gamwell, Ph.D., from the University of Chicago Divinity School will discuss “The Question of Democracy,” relating politics to the diversity of religious freedoms. Gamwell will deliver the annual C-SC Robison Lecture on Religion at 7 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Merillat Recital Hall at Culver-Stockton College. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Gamwell is currently the Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of Religious Ethics, the Philosophy of Religion, and Theology in the Divinity School. Gamwell, an ordained Presbyterian minister, has taught at the University of Chicago since September 1990, where he also served as professor of ethics and society and dean of the Divinity School for four years. He earned his bachelor of arts degree at Yale University and a bachelor of divinity degree at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He also holds a master of arts degree and a doctorate from the University of Chicago.
The Robison Lecture is endowed by the late Georgia Robison Beale in honor of her father, Dr. Henry Barton Robison, professor of religion and dean of the C-SC School of Religion from 1910-1944. Robison earned his doctorate in Bible and Old Testament from The University of Chicago in 1907.
For more information, contact Brent Reynolds, C-SC chaplain and instructor of religion and philosophy at 573-288-6420 or e-mail email@example.com.
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