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Dr. Gary Dorrien ‘78, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, will be in the Nashville area to deliver the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt University Divinity School on October 4th and 5th. The Cole Lectures are free and open to the public.
Stubborn Ethical Radicalism: Christian Socialism as Political Theology and Economic Democracy
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
The New Abolition and the American Nightmare: DuBois, King, Christian Socialism, and the Black Social Gospel
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
There will be an opportunity for alums to meet and greet Dr. Dorrien following the 7:00 p.m. lecture on Thursday, October 4.
The Cole Lectureship, established in 1893 by Colonel E. W. Cole of Nashville, brings distinguished lecturers to the Vanderbilt University Divinity School campus in “defense and advocacy of the Christian religion.” The lectures have been delivered by such distinguished scholars as Harry Emerson Fosdick, George Buttrick, Rudolph Bultmann, H. Richard Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, Walter Brueggemann, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, James Barr, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Cone, Edward Farley, Don Beisswenger, Gene TeSelle, David Buttrick, Jim Wallis, Lamin Sanneh, Mark Noll, Randall Balmer, James Lawson, John O’Malley, R. Scott Appleby and many others. Click here for a complete list of Cole Lectures from 1894-2015.