St. Norbert College Killeen Chair lecture series features Dr. Mara Brecht and Dr. Tanya Randle

From St. Norbert College Intern, March 19, 2012
by Chris Swietlik, chris.swietlik@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series will feature "Truth as Practice: Alternative Conceptions of Religious Truth and the Problem of Religious Disagreement" presented by Mara Brecht, professor of religious studies, and Tanya Randle, visiting fellow in philosophy, on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, located in the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Brecht and Randle will be examining important questions in regards to the nature of religious beliefs. They will discuss what happens when we understand religious beliefs to be true or to convey truth about the world, and what happens when we realize others believe differently or hold mutually incompatible "truths." They will explore two alternative visions for construing "truth as a practice" in an effort to resolve this fundamental problem.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring figures in the fields of theology and philosophy to the St. Norbert College campus. The Killeen Chair draws attention to 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. The Killeen Chair is an appropriate way of honoring Abbot Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine Order and the wider community.

For more information, visit http://www.snc.edu/killeen, or call (920) 403-3919.