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Miroslav Volf presents "Memory, Truth and Reconciliation" - Killeen Chair Lecture at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, August 24, 2006
by Jordan Vater,, (920) 403-3089

Miroslav Volf, director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and professor of Systematic Theology at the Yale Divinity School, will present "Memory, Truth and Reconciliation" Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sensenbrenner Memorial Union Lounge/Shield Room. Volf will be the first speaker in this year's Killeen Chair lecture series on theology and philosophy which will focus on the theme "Reconciliation: Truth, Solidarity and Dialogue in a Divided World." All Killeen Chair lectures are free and open to the public.

Volf is internationally recognized as a human rights and peace advocate in the Serbo-Croatian conflict. He has done pastoral work in his Croatian homeland, as well as authored the award-winning book "Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation." Volf has also made several contributions to the study of European theology and philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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 about the Killeen Chair Lecture Series, visit the Killeen Chair web site at or contact the Killeen Chair office at (920) 403-3919.