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The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series

Norbertine Charisms

That one has some special obligations to their place of origin, duties to remain in that place, develop deep community there, and engage in action that serves to better unify and bring about peace within that community – these claims are embedded in the charism of the Catholic order of the Premonstratensian Fathers.  Founded by St. Nobert of Xanten in 1120, the Premonstratensians – also known as the Norbertines – preach the value of community, emphasizing the value of locality, stability, hospitality, and reconciliation.  But what does it mean to embody these virtues in the 21st century, and should we continue to see such obligations as valuable and genuine?  What is the scope and relevance of one’s “community”?  And how should our understanding of the value and obligation of community and stability be shaped by disruptions caused by pandemics, climate disasters, and international conflicts? Join the Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy as we invite leading philosophers and theologians to think through these questions in celebration of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Norbertine Order.

2021-22 Killeen Chair Lecture Series

Sept. 30th 2021, 7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater 

Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, Iliff School of Theology

 "Why they come?: Immigration and the Problem of Hospitality"

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Oct. 19th 2021, 7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater
Patricia Beckman, Associate Professor of Practice in Religion, St. Olaf College
"A Mysticism of Place. Prairie Notes"

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021,
7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Richard KimAssistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

"Roots of Humanity: Lessons from Confucianism"


Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022,
7 p.m.

Fort Howard Theater

Kevin Timpe, William H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy, Calvin University

"Moral Struggle in the Face of Systemic Injustice"


Tuesday, March 8, 2022,
4 p.m.

Walter Theatre

Martha Nussbaum, Ph.D., Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School

"Masculinity and Corruption: The Sick World of College Sports"


April 2022


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