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Whitworth’s Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology Adam Neder to Present Lecture April 17

April 3, 2019
Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology Adam Neder, Ph.D., will present “Soren and Simone: What Two Eccentric Geniuses Can Teach Us About Living Well Today,” Wednesday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m. in the Beeksma Family Theology Center chapel sanctuary.

Who do you want to become? What kind of life is worth desiring? And how do you go about living such a life? It has always been difficult to live well, but today we face an unusually large number of powerful forces that work against human flourishing.

Soren Kierkegaard and Simone Weil were two of the most brilliant, important and idiosyncratic thinkers of the last 200 years. In this lecture, Neder explores a few of their best ideas and how they can help us respond to some of the most pressing challenges of ordinary life today.

Neder is the author of Theology as a Way of Life: On Teaching and Learning the Christian Faith and Participation in Christ: An Entry into Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.).

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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