Culver-Stockton’s 40th annual Robison Lecture focuses on diversity of faith in America
Monday, April 09, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College’s 40th annual Robison Lecture in Religion will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The lecture will feature Dr. William J. Jackson, Indiana University-Purdue University in Indiana (IUPUI) professor of religious studies. Dr. Jackson’s lecture, “The Diversity of Faiths and Philosophies as America’s Strength”, will begin at 7 p.m.
Dr. Jackson received his doctorate in 1984 from Harvard Graduate School of Religious Studies. He has spent his career exploring Southeast Asian religions and educating students. He has authored eleven books on various religious topics, as well as a number of articles. Most recently, he has focused his attention upon how religious and philosophical diversity strengthens democracy.
The Robison Lectureship in Religion was inaugurated in 1972 through an endowment gift by Dr. Henry Robison’s daughter, Dr. Georgia Robison Beale. The lectureship provides for an annual lecture in some area of religious scholarship and for the printing and distribution of the lecture. The lectures have been distributed to friends and surviving relatives of Dr. Robison, to deans and professors of religion in Disciples Institutions of higher education and to Disciples ministers in the tri-states.
Henry Barton Robison was a native of Georgia and educated at Transylvania College, College of the Bible (LTS) and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in 1907 with a major in New Testament and a minor in Old Testament). After brief pastorates in Texas and Alabama, he served as professor of religion at Culver-Stockton College from 1910 to 1944.
This event is part of the Culver-Stockton College Academic and Cultural Affairs program and is free and open to the public.
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