The Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy brings national and international figures to campus to talk on topics of theology and philosophy.

Killeen Lecture Series Archive

2015-16: Health and the Human Person
March 10, 2016

The Dark Side of Medicine
Carl Elliott, M.D. Ph.D.

Nov. 5, 2015

On Being a Doctor: Lessons From a Patient Named Fred
Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D.

Oct. 1, 2015

What Is Health? Ancient and Modern Perspectives
Heinrich von Staden, Ph.D.

Sept. 2, 2015

Unwise Choices: Thinking About Responsibility, Blame and Compassion in Healthcare Contexts
Hanna Pickard, Ph.D.

2014-15: Science and Religion 
March 12, 2015

Religion in a World of Science
Gary Gutting

Feb. 12, 2015

Living Within the Universe Story
Mary Evelyn Tucker

Nov. 12, 2014

Exploring Darwin's "Tangled Bank" - Evolution, God and Science in America Today
Kenneth Miller

Sept. 25, 2014

Between Intelligent Design and the New Atheism: Science and Religion at the Crossroads
Philip Clayton

2013-14: Happiness and the Good Life
March 27, 2014

Meaning of Life, Happiness, and the Pretty Good Life
Laura King

Feb. 20, 2014

Human Flourishing: Lessons from Comparative Philosophy and the Human Sciences
Owen Flanagan

Nov. 7, 2013

The Happiness That Matters
Daniel Haybron

Oct. 8, 2013

Sacred Scripture In Song
Performed by St. Norbert College Music Department

Sept. 26, 2013

Happiness in the Christian Life
Ellen Charry

2012-13: The Common Good
Feb. 28, 2013 Working for the Common Good: Do I Have to Leave My Job to Do It?
Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Jan. 31, 2013 Human Flourishing and the Common Good:  Aquinas on Justice 
Dr. Eleonore Stump
Oct. 9, 2012 Anam Cara: A Celebration of Celtic Sacred Music
Performed by the St. Norbert College Music Department

Sept. 6, 2012

Prophecy, Civility and the Common Good
Dr. Cathleen Kaveny
2011-12: Religious Pluralism in America
March 22, 2012 Truth as Practice: Alternative Conceptions of Religious Truth and the Problem of Religious Disagreement
Dr. Mara Brecht and Dr. Tanya Randle
Feb. 23, 2012 Fundraising, Youth Groups, and “Sushi” Muslims: The Formatting of Islam in America
Dr. Martyn Smith
Nov. 10, 2011 Religious Diversity – A Challenge to Political Philosophy and Democratic Politics
Dr. Robert Audi
Oct. 11, 2011 Musica del Cielo: Sacred Music of Spain and the New World
Performed by the St. Norbert College Music Department
Sept. 22, 2011 “Born This Way”: The Political and Personal Challenges of American Religious Pluralism
Dr. Kathleen Flake
2010-11 Music – Expression & Revelation
March 24, 2011 “Down in Adoration Falling” - Music, the Sacred and Worship
Fr. Jan Michael Joncas
 Nov. 4, 2010
Modes of Revelation: Music as Symbol and Experience
Dr. Kathleen Higgins
 Oct. 12, 2010
An Evening of Norbertine Sacred Music
Performed by the St. Norbert College Music Department
2009-10: Women in a Special Place – Women & the Norbertine Liberal Arts Experience
April 8, 2010 We Were the Change: The Stories of Women From the First Coeducational Classes of St. Norbert College
Panel discussion of St. Norbert College women alumni
 Nov. 5, 2009
Jane Addams’ Struggles with the Life of Art and the Art of Life
Charlene Haddock Seigfried
  Oct. 13, 2009
“Most Pleasing in Christ:” Premonstratensian Sisters in the Middle Ages
Shelley Wolbrink
2008-09: Sacred Spaces – Marking the Extra/Ordinary
 April 14, 2009 The Athenian Acropolis: In What Sense a Holy Rock?
Mary Beard
 March 26, 2009
Reflections on the (Im)Possibility of Virtuality as a Sacred Space
Lucas Introna
 Feb. 19, 2009
Shadowed Ground, Sacred Place: Reflections on Violence, Tragedy, Memorials and Public Commemorative Rituals
Kenneth Foote
 Nov. 13, 2008
Sacred Groves and the Diversity of Life
Sahotra Sarkar
 Oct. 7, 2008
Abbot Bernard H. Pennings (1861-1955): Revealing the Man Behind the Image
Jean van Stratum
 Sept. 25, 2008
The Sacred and the Secular at Machu Picchu, Peru
Richard L. Burger
2007-08: Living Responsibly in a Culture of Fear
April 10, 2008
Unmasking, Analyzing and Confronting a Culture of Fear: Terror of Mind and Spirit
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Ph.D.
March 12, 2008
Exorcising Political Spectres with the Aid of Marx, Sartre and Derrida
William L. McBride
 Feb. 28, 2008
An Ethic of Risk in a Culture of Fear
Scott Bader-Saye
Nov. 15, 2007
From Fright to Fight: How Fear Drives Us to Wage Wars on Everything
Pat McCormick
Oct. 25, 2007   The Moral Vocabulary of Fear
Corey Robin
Oct. 9, 2007 Ordo caritatis: The Ordering of Love in the 12th Century
Bernard McGinn  
Sept. 20, 2007

Fear Rules: What is Distinctive About 21st Century Fear?
Frank Furedi

2006-07: Reconciliation, Truth, Solidarity and Dialogue in a Divided World
Sept. 7, 2006
Memory, Truth and Reconciliation
Miroslav Volf
Oct. 10, 2006
Augustine, the Canonical Tradition and the Liberal Arts
Carol Neel
Oct. 19, 2006
Human Solidarity in Justice, Truth and Dialogue: Reconciliation in a Divided World
Anselm K. Min
Feb. 15, 2007
Reconciliation as a Means to Overcoming Polarization
Robert Schreiter
Mar. 13, 2007
Justice and the Voices of Women: Steps Toward Reconciliation
Susan Ross
April 12, 2007
The Land of Unlikeness: Explorations into Reconciliation
David Stevens
2005-06: Remembering for the Future – Narrative of Truthfulness & Hope
April 20, 2006 Truth in Memoirs
Kyoko Mori
March 23, 2006 Mi Dios: Latinas Stories of God
Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
Feb. 16, 2006 How Does a Nation Confess its Sins? Memory, War and the Blood-Soaked Soil
Charles Pinches
Nov. 10, 2005 The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By
Dan McAdams
Oct. 26, 2005 Narrating Pain: Mourning, Catharsis and Rebirth
Richard Kearney
Oct. 3, 2005 Emotions, Memory, Narrativity and “Bad Faith”
Robert Solomon
2004-05: God & Popular Culture – Explores the Images of the Divine
April 18, 2005 Waking Life
Darin Davis
March 15, 2005 Wisdom, Indeterminacy and Conversation
D.Z. Philips
Feb. 3, 2005 The Wisdom of American Political Life: Can it be Sustained?
David Solomon
Nov. 15, 2004 Jazz and Human Transformation
Tom Reynolds, Bruce Tychinski, Karlyn Crowley
Oct. 29, 2004 Sensorium – Art Exhibit and Reception
Fr. James Neilson, Donald Taylor, Wiliam Bohné, Brian Pirman
Oct. 19, 2004 Reading Homer, or: Everything I Need to Know About American Religion I Learned from The Simpsons
Eric Mazur
Oct. 4, 2004 Movies from the Dark Side: Cinematic Journeys to Depth
John Neary
Sept. 20, 2004 Finding God at the Airport Mall: New Intersections of Religion and Popular Culture
Kate McCarthy
2003-04: American Values - Ethics, Religion, and Citizenship
Feb. 12, 2004

Truth and Politics in America
Stanley Hauerwas

Oct. 16, 2003 One Nation Under Therapy
Christina Hoff Sommers
Sept. 17, 2003 Serving Two Sovereigns: When Law Commands One Thing and God Commands Another
Stephen Carter
2002-03: Culture, Education, and Understanding - The Challenge to Rise Above Conflict
April 10, 2003 Religious Pluralism and the New Globalization: Ethical Challenges
Rev. John Pawlikowski, O.S.M.
April 4, 2003 Killeen Chair Symposium - The Holocaust in American Culture: Past Appropriations and Future Remberance
John Roth, F. Burton Nelson, Victoria Barnett, Rev. John Pawlikowski, O.S.M.
March 6, 2003 Gender and War: Reflections on Recent Events
Iris Marion Young
Feb. 6, 2003 Working for Justice in a Divided World
David Hollenbach, S.J.
Nov. 14, 2002 Religious Diversity and Social Responsibility
Linda T. Zagzebski
Oct. 10, 2002 Peril and Promise of a Shrinking Planet
John B. Cobb, Jr.
Sept. 12, 2002 Jihad vs McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy
Benjamin R. Barber
2001-02: Human Nature and The Arts
April 25, 2002 The Need for Art in a World of Mass Media
Robert Hughes
March 20, 2002 On Pictures and Reading Through a Glass Darkly
Patty Wickman
Feb. 20, 2002 Why Theatre Works
Alfred Uhry
Nov. 15, 2001 Being Human and the Arts: A Sacramental Reflection
Edward Farley
Oct. 10, 2001 Composing the Spirit: Composer as Steward of Infinity
Libby Larsen
Sept. 27, 2001 Art, Aesthetics, Experience, and Human Nature
Noel Carroll
2000-01: Moral Imagination - Shaping a More Humane Future
April 26, 2001 An Evening With John Updike - Readings from Current Work, with Commentary
John Updike
March 15, 2001 Moral Imagination and Earthkeeping: A Visual and Oral Report from the Field
Larry L. Rasmussen
Dec. 5, 2000 Politics and the Arts
Susan Sontag
Oct. 10, 2000 Peace in Our World is Everybody's Business
Betty Williams
Sept. 28, 2000 Imagining, Cherishing and Giving in the Abundance of the Earth
Stephen David Ross
1999-00: Millennial Visions
April 13, 2000 Apocalypse and Antichrist Toward the End of the First Millennium A.D.
Zacharias P. Thundy
March 23, 2000

The Apocalypse in Art: Bodies and Vision at the End of Time
Catherine E. Karkov

Feb. 17, 2000 Apocalypse Now: Fear and Hope at the Turn of the Millennium
Philip Lamy
Nov. 18, 1999 What If the World Will Never End
Peter C. Phan
Sept. 16, 1999 Apocalypticism and Christian Origins
John J. Collins and Adela Yarbro Collins
1998-99: Time and Transition
April 13, 1999 Norbertine Heritage: Inspiring or Expiring?
Xavier G. Colavechio, O. Praem.
March 18, 1999 Hold Fast to What is Good: Catholic Tradition and the Experience of Women
Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.
Feb. 25, 1999 Because of the Woman's Testimony...: Women and the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.
Nov. 12, 1998 Theology in the Third Millennium: How We Got Here; Where We Are Going
J.J. Mueller, S.J.
Oct. 13, 1998 The Liberal Arts: In Defense of a Tradition That Should Need No Defense
Kenneth L. Woodward
Sept. 17, 1998 Continuity and Change in the Christian Tradition
Jaroslav Pelikan
1997-98: Cosmology and God
March 19, 1998 God's Creative Action in Our Evolving Universe
William R. Stoeger, S.J.
Jan. 29, 1998 Science Stumbles on Design
Michael J. Behe
Oct. 6, 1997 Cosmology from Alpha to Omega
Robert John Russell
Sept. 18, 1997 God and the Big Bang
Ian G. Barbour
1996-97: Medical Ethics
April 16, 1997 Health Care Economics and Health Care Ethics: Can They Be Reconciled?
Victor R. Fuchs
March 20, 1997 Euthanasia: A Theological Symposium
Lisa Sowle Cahill, John M. Stanley, Maura A. Ryan
Jan. 30, 1997 The New Genetics: Should We Do What We Can Do?
Mary Brody Mahowald
Nov. 7, 1996 Morality as Metaphor
Mark Johnson
Sept. 26, 1996 Euthanasia: A Philosophical Symposium
James Rachels, Victoria S. Wike, Daniel Wikler
1995-96 Lecture Series
April 11, 1996 Science as Social? - Yes and No
Susan Haack
March 28, 1996 The Passion and Death of Jesus: Issues Biblical, Historical, and Theological
Raymond E. Brown
March 19, 1996 Hannah Arendt: The Banality of Evil Reconsidered
Richard J. Bernstein
Feb. 15, 1996 Do We Need Ethical Principles?
Richard Rorty
Jan. 25, 1996 Genesis 2:2-3: Honoring Time and Rest in a Contemporary Christian Work Ethic
Christine Firer Hinze
Nov. 9, 1995 An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism
Alvin Plantinga
Sept. 14, 1995 Does Faith Need a Rational Foundation?
Avery Dulles, S.J.
1994-95: Faith and Reason
April 20, 1995 Christianity and the Plurality of Faiths
John Harwood Hick, Killeen Chair Resident Scholar
Feb. 27, 1995 A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Al Staggs
Feb. 9, 1995 The Unexpected Return of the Mystics in Contemporary Theology
David Tracy
Jan. 26, 1995 What's New With Job?
Dianne Bergant
Nov. 10, 1994

St. Norbert and the Impulse for Reform

Castle, Town, and Wilderness: The World of St. Norbert
Constance B. Bouchard

Converting the Clergy and Preaching to the People: The Mission of Norbert of Xanten
John Van Engen

Sept. 28, 1994 Disuniting of America
Arthur Schlesinger
Oct. 10, 1994 Evolution As A Christian Theme
Ernan McMullin
Sept. 22, 1994 Questioning and Disputing Authority With St. Anselm of Canterbury
Marilyn McCord Adams
1993-94: Redirecting the Economy Toward a Just and Sustainable Future
May 4, 1994 Ecofeminism and Earth Healing
Rosemary Radford Ruether
March 24, 1994 Achieving Economic Development Consistent With Environmental Preservation
The Honorable Dan Quayle
Feb. 15, 1994 The Economics of a Sustainable Future
Jim MacNeill
Nov. 3, 1993 Capitalism and Christians
Arthur J. Jones
Sept. 30, 1993 Confronting the Economics-Ecology Dilemma
James A. Nash
1992-93: Story as the Quest for Meaning and Transcendence
April 14, 1993 Story as Truth
Madeleine L'Engle
March 25, 1993 Faith and Narrative: What Stories Can and Cannot Do
Reverend John J. Shea
Feb. 3, 1993 God in the Movies: Religion and Popular Culture
Father Andrew M. Greeley
Oct. 29, 1992 The Story as a Map of Meaning for the Modern World
Rabbi Chaim Potok
Oct. 1, 1992 Story and Place in the Religious Imagination
Belden C. Lane
1991-92: International Perspectives on the Philosophy of the Person
March 19, 1992

The Jewish-Catholic Dialogue After Vatican II: Perspectives and Prospects
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum and The Most Reverend Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.

Feb. 13, 1992 The Grounds of Moral Rights
Carl P. Wellman, Killeen Chair Resident Scholar
Nov. 13, 1991 Islamic Perspectives of the Person
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Oct. 28, 1991 Images of Fire: Poetry and the Zen of Primary Experience
David Whyte
Oct. 17, 1991 The Hindu Concept of the Self
A.L. Herman
Sept. 26, 1991 Japanese Buddhist Philosophy of the Person
Kenneth K. Inada
1990-91: U.S. Catholic Colleges - A Profile for the 1990s
April 9, 1991 Interfaith Dialogue and the World Community
Frederick J. Streng
March 19, 1991 Measuring the Moment: Is There a Future for Catholic Social Teaching?
M. Shawn Copeland, O.P.

Feb. 21 and 28, 1991

Robert McAfee Brown and Sydney Thompson Brown, Killeen Chair Resident Scholars
Feb. 7, 1991 Catholic Agenda for the 90s: The World's Challenge to Gospel Values
Monika K. Hellwig
Jan. 31, 1991 Killeen Chair Faculty Symposium: Advocacy in the Classroom
Nov. 26, 1990 The Achievement of Newman
Reverend Ian Ker
Oct. 21, 1990 The Rationale for Academic Freedom in Catholic Higher Education
Reverend Charles E. Curran
Sept. 27, 1990

Killeen Chair Symposium: Catholic Colleges in the 1990s
William M. Shea, Patricia Byrne, C.S.J., Ralph McInerny

1989-90: Nonviolence and Social Conflict
March 22, 1990 Ethical Relativism and International Justice
Richard T. De George, Killeen Chair Resident Scholar
Feb. 20, 1990 In the Footsteps of St. Augustine - A Memorial Lecture for Father Vincent Conway, O. Praem.
Mary T. Clark, R.S.C.J.
Jan. 23, 1990 Killeen Chair Faculty Symposium: What Difference Gender Difference?
Nov. 7, 1989 Waging Peace: An Agenda for the 1990's
William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
Nov. 6, 1989 Strategic Implications of Some Contemporary Nonviolent Struggles
Christopher Kruegler
Oct. 10, 1989 Christians and the Crisis in South Africa
Reverend Allan A. Boesak
1988-89: Moral Crisis in Church and Society
April 3, 1989 A.I.D.S. and Abortion: Toward a Radically Catholic Sexual Ethics
Denise Larnder Carmody
Feb. 23, 1989 Symbolic Defense: SDI in American Culture
Edward T. Linenthal
Jan. 24, 1989 The Challenge of Relativism
St. Norbert College Faculty

Nov. 16-17, 1988

Being Christian in a Revolutionary Time
John W. deGruchy and Geffrey B. Kelly

Oct. 6, 1988

How to Make People Moral
James P. Sterba

Particular Communities and Public Problems
Robin W. Lovin

1987-88: Values in the U.S. Heritage - Conflict and Consensus
Feb. 18, 1988 In the Combat Zone over U.S. Values: The Vision of One America vs. The Vision of Many Americas
Martin E. Marty
Dec. 4, 1987 Leo Ornstein Festival
Oct. 8, 1987 Killeen Chair Symposium
John J. McDermott, Vine Deloria, Jr., Barbara Hilkert Andolsen, Rev. James Hennesey, S.J., Rosemary Skinner Keller, Preston N. Williams
1986-87: Human Nature After Darwin
April 8, 1987 Purpose and Value After Darwin
Edmund Pellegrino

Feb. 11-12, 1987

Artificial Intelligence
Larry Birnbaum and John Haugeland

Nov. 18-20, 1986

Freedom and Determination
David Barash and Neil Delaney

Oct. 24, 1986

The Recovery of Our Creatureliness
James M. Gustafson

What's So Special About Being Human?
Willard Gaylin

1985-86: Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy
Oct. 24, 1985 Killeen Chair Symposium
The Most Reverend Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., Kenneth P. Jameson, Daniel Rush Finn, Paul J. Schierl