St. Norbert College Killeen Chair Lecture Series Features Dr. Kathleen Flake

Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

From , September 13, 2011
by Chris Swietlik, chris.swietlik@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series will feature "'Born This Way': The Political and Personal Challenges of American Religious Pluralism" presented by Dr. Kathleen Flake, associate professor of American religious history at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, on Thursday, Sept. 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.

Flake teaches courses in American religious history and in the interaction of American religion and law. Prior to her appointment at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Dr. Flake was a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., having received her J.D. from the University of Utah and her B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. Her research examines the uses of narrative and ritual by modern religious communities.

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 www.snc.edu/killeen, or call (920) 403-3932.