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

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