Robert Benne on religion and politics Feb. 1

Robert Benne on religion and politics Feb. 1 January 5, 2018

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Internationally-known Lutheran ethicist Robert Benne will speak at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School Feb. 1, on “Bad and Good Ways to Think About Religion and Politics.”

Author of Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics, Benne will give his first talk, “Bad Ways—Separation and Fusion,” at 11 a.m. and his second talk, “Good Ways—Hot and Cool Connections,” at 6 p.m., both in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.

Benne is the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus and founding director of the Robert D. Benne Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College in Salem Virginia. He is the author of 12 books.

“Benne is known for his lucidity and accessibility,” said Gerald R. McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. “In a time of political and religious confusion, he provides the Church with theological sanity and balance.”

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit Beeson’s website.


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