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The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy is a resource that underscores the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic liberal arts education and highlights the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging.

Notable Speakers
Philosophy Theology Other 

Eleonore Stump
Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy
St. Louis University
January 31, 2013
"Human Flourishing and the Common Good: Aquinas on Justice"

Mary Beard
Fellow of Newnham College
Professor of Classics
University of Cambridge
April 14, 2009
"The Athenian Acropolis: In What Sense a Holy Rock?"
John Updike
Novelist/Essayist
April 26, 2001
“"An Evening with John Updike" Readings from Current Work”

Robert Audi
John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
November 10, 2011
"Religious Diversity-A Challenge to Political Philosophy and Democratic Politics" 

Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology
Drew University
2005-2006
“Mis Dios: Latinas’ Stories of God”

Susan Sontag
Fiction Writer/Essayist/Cultural Critic
Harvard, City College of New York, Columbia University
December 5, 2000
“Politics and the Arts”
Robert Soloman
Professor of Business and Philosophy
University of Texas
October 3, 2005
“Emotions, Memory, Narrativity, and ‘Bad Faith’”
Sandra M. Schneiders
Professor of New Testament and Christian Spirituality
Jesuit School of Theology and Graduate Theological Union
February 25, 1999
“’Because of the Woman’s Testimony…’:Women and the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel”
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities
City University New York
September 28, 1994
“Disuniting of America”
Richard L Schacht
Professor of Philosophy
University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign
January 28, 2003
“Nietzsche and Human Nature”m”
Lisa CaHill
Professor of Theology
Boston College
March 20, 1997
“Euthanasia: A Theological Symposium”
Madeleine L'Engle
Author
April 14, 1993
“Story as Truth”
James Rachels
University Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
September 26, 1996
"What is the Value of a Human Life?" 
Gustavo Gutierrez
Professor of Theology
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
April 30, 1996
“Preferential Option for the Poor” and Spirituality
Rabbi Chaim Potok
Author
October 29, 1992
“The Story as a Map of Meaning for the Modern World”
Susan Haack
Professor of Philosophy
University of Miami
April 11, 1996
“Science as Social? – Yes and No”
Raymond Brown
Auburn Distinguished Professor
Emeritus of Biblical Studies
Union Theological Seminary
March 28, 1996
“The Passion and Death of Jesus: Issues Biblical, Historical, and Theological”

Richard J. Bernstein
Vera List Professor, Graduate Faculty
New School for Social Research
March 19, 1996
“Hannah Arendt: ‘The Banality of Evil’ Reconsidered”
Avery Dulles, S.J.
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University
Professor Emeritus, The Catholic University of America
September 14, 1995
“Does Faith Need a Rational Foundation?”

Richard Rorty
University Professor of the Humanities
University of Virginia
February 15, 1996
“Do We Need Ethical Principles?”
Rosemary Radford Ruether
Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
May 4, 1994
“Ecofeminism and Earth Healing”


Alvin C. Plantinga
John A. O’Brien Chair of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
November 9, 1995
“An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism”
Martin E. Marty
Professor of History of Modern Christianity
Divinity School, University of Chicago
February 18, 1988
“In the Combat Zone over U.S. Values: The Vision of One America vs. The Vision of Many Americas”

John Harwood Hick
Killeen Chair Resident Scholar
April 20, 1995
"Is Christianity the Only True Religion?" 
Stanley Hauerwas
Professor of Christian Ethics
The Divinity School, Duke University
April 15, 1985
“The Family – A School of Character?”

John J. McDermott
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Texas A&M University
October 8, 1987
“A Cultural Introduction to Philosophy”




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