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An Invitation to Honor Roger Lundin

Featured guests:

Dr. Jeremy Begbie
Duke University Initiatives in Theology and the Arts

Dr. Charles Taylor
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, McGill University

It was a huge loss to the department last November 2015 when Roger Lundin died unexpectedly the same week as Brett Foster. Last fall we honored Dr. Foster with the inauguration of a Reading Series that featured Scott Cairns. This spring we want to honor Dr. Lundin with several events on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Here is an outline of those events:

  • 4:00pm
    Dedication of the English Department Seminar Room
    in honor of Dr. Lundin with an open house/reception to follow in the English Department. Ceremony begins in Blanchard 339.

  • 6:30pm
    A presentation in Barrows Auditorium by Dr. Jeremy Begbie, a close friend of Dr. Lundin’s, on “What’s Transcendent about the Arts? A Musician Re-Thinks a Contemporary Theme” (Aesthetics Lecture sponsored by the English Department). Dr. Lundin had spent a semester working with Jeremy Begbie at the Duke Divinity School. Jeremy also played a special piece for Roger at his funeral.

  • 7:30pm 
    Formal Reception in Barrows Auditorium Lobby - Billy Graham Center

  • 8:15pm
    Lecture in Barrows Auditorium by Dr. Charles Taylor on “The Strange Uses of Political Religion” (The McMannis Lecture sponsored by the Philosophy Department).

This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call the English Department at 630-752-5051.

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