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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.

Lecture Archive
2012-13 Lecture Series The Common Good

September 6, 2012

Prophecy, Civility and the Common Good
Speaker: Dr. Cathleen Kaveny

October 9, 2012

Anam Cara: A Celebration of Celtic Sacred Music
Performed by the St. Norbert College Music Department

January 31, 2013

Human Flourishing and the Common Good:  Aquinas on Justice 
Speaker: Dr. Eleonore Stump

February 28, 2013

Working for the Common Good: Do I Have to Leave My Job to Do It?
Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Naughton

2011-2012 Lecture Series

Religious Pluralism in America
September 22, 2011 “Born This Way”: The Political and Personal Challenges of American Religious Pluralism
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Flake
October 11, 2011 Musica del Cielo: Sacred Music of Spain and the New World
Performed by the St. Norbert College Music Department
November 10, 2011 Religious Diversity–A Challenge to Political Philosophy and Democratic Politics
Speaker: Dr. Robert Audi
February 23, 2012 Fundraising, Youth Groups, and “Sushi” Muslims: The Formatting of Islam in America
Speaker: Dr. Martyn Smith
March 22, 2012

Truth as Practice: Alternative Conceptions of Religious Truth and the Problem of Religious Disagreement
Speakers: Dr. Mara Brecht and Dr. Tanya Randle

2010-2011 Lecture Series

Music - Expression and Revelation
 October 12, 2010 An Evening of Norbertine Sacred Music
Performed by the St. Norbert College Music Department
 November 4, 2010
Modes of Revelation: Music as Symbol and Experience
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Higgins
 March 24, 2011
"Down in Adoration Falling" - Music, the Sacred and Worship
Speaker: Fr. Jan Michael Joncas

2009-2010 Lecture Series

Women in a Special Place: Women and the Norbertine Liberal Arts Experience
 October 13, 2009 "Most Pleasing in Christ:" Premonstratensian Sisters in the Middle Ages
Speaker: Shelley Wolbrink
 November 5, 2009
Jane Addams' Struggles with the Life of Art and the Art of Life
Speaker: Charlene Haddock Seigfried
 April 8, 2010
We Were the Change: The Stories of Women From the First Coeducational Classes of St. Norbert College
Speaker: Panel discussion of St. Norbert College women alumni

2008-2009 Lecture Series

Sacred Spaces: Marking the Extra/Ordinary
 April 14, 2009 The Athenian Acropolis: In What Sense a Holy Rock?
Speaker: Mary Beard
 March 26, 2009
Reflections on the (Im)Possibility of Virtuality as a Sacred Space
Speaker: Lucas Introna
 Feb. 19, 2009
Shadowed Ground, Sacred Place: Reflections on Violence, Tragedy, Memorials and Public Commemorative Rituals
Speaker: Kenneth Foote
 Nov. 13, 2008
Sacred Groves and the Diversity of Life
Speaker: Sahotra Sarkar
 Oct. 7, 2008
Abbot Bernard H. Pennings (1861-1955): Revealing the Man Behind the Image
Speaker: Jean van Stratum
 Sept. 25, 2008
The Sacred and the Secular at Machu Picchu, Peru
Speaker: Richard L. Burger

2007-2008 Lecture Series

Living Responsibly in a Culture of Fear
April 10, 2008
Unmasking, Analyzing and Confronting a Culture of Fear: Terror of Mind and Spirit
Speaker: Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Ph.D.
 March 12, 2008
Exorcising Political Spectres with the Aid of Marx, Sartre and Derrida
Speaker: William L. McBride
 Feb. 28, 2008
An Ethic of Risk in a Culture of Fear
Speaker: Scott Bader-Saye
Nov. 15, 2007
From Fright to Fight: How Fear Drives Us to Wage Wars on Everything
Speaker: Pat McCormick
Oct. 25, 2007   The Moral Vocabulary of Fear
Speaker: Corey Robin
Oct. 9, 2007 Ordo caritatis: The Ordering of Love in the 12th Century
Speaker: Bernard McGinn  
Sept. 20, 2007

Fear Rules: What is Distinctive About 21st Century Fear?
Speaker: Frank Furedi

2006-2007 Lecture Series

Reconciliation, Truth, Solidarity and Dialogue in a Divided World
Sept. 7, 2006
Memory, Truth and Reconciliation
Speaker: Miroslav Volf
Oct. 10, 2006
Augustine, the Canonical Tradition and the Liberal Arts
Speaker: Carol Neel
Oct. 19, 2006
Human Solidarity in Justice, Truth and Dialogue: Reconciliation in a Divided World
Speaker: Anselm K. Min
Feb. 15, 2007
Reconciliation as a Means to Overcoming Polarization
Speaker: Robert Schreiter
Mar. 13, 2007
Justice and the Voices of Women: Steps Toward Reconciliation
Speaker: Susan Ross
Apr. 12, 2007
The Land of Unlikeness: Explorations into Reconciliation
Speaker: David Stevens

2005-2006 Lecture Series

Remembering for the Future: Narratives of Truthfulness and Hope
Apr. 20, 2006 Truth in Memoirs
Speaker: Kyoko Mori
Mar. 23, 2006 Mi Dios: Latinas Stories of God
Speaker: Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
Feb. 16, 2006 How Does a Nation Confess its Sins? Memory, War and the Blood-soaked Soil
Speaker: Charles Pinches
Nov. 10, 2005 The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By
Speaker: Dan McAdams
Oct. 26, 2005 Narrating Pain: Mourning, Catharsis and Rebirth
Speaker: Richard Kearney
Oct. 3, 2005 Emotions, Memory, Narrativity, and "Bad Faith"
Speaker: Robert Solomon

2004-2005 Lecture Series

God and Popular Culture: Exploring the Images of the Divine
Apr. 18, 2005 Waking Life
Speaker: Darin Davis
Mar. 15, 2005 Wisdom, Indeterminacy and Conversation
Speaker: D.Z. Philips
Feb. 3, 2005 The Wisdom of American Political Life: Can it be Sustained?
Speaker: David Solomon
Nov. 15, 2004 Jazz and Human Transformation
Speaker: Tom Reynolds, Bruce Tychinski, Karlyn Crowley
Oct. 29, 2004 Sensorium - Art Exhibit and Reception
Speaker: 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
Speaker: Eric Mazur
Oct. 4, 2004 Movies from the Dark Side: Cinematic Journeys to Depth
Speaker: John Neary
Sept. 20, 2004 Finding God at the Airport Mall: New Intersections of Religion and Popular Culture
Speaker: Kate McCarthy


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