Graduate Theological Union

Signature Lectures (audio)

 

Can Religion Meet the Challenge of Human Evolution?

Robert Bellah, Elliot Professor of Sociology Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Twentieth Annual Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought
and Culture
, February 28, 2012

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What Does Scholarship Have to Do with Activism? Reflections on 15 Years in the Trenches

Mary Ann Tolbert (PSR), George H. Atkinson Professor of Biblical Studies
Judith Berling (GTU)
—respondent
Distinguished Faculty Lecture, November 8, 2011

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The Modern-Day Abolitionist Movement: What Smart Activists are doing to Re-Abolish Slavery

David Batstone (Ph.D. '89)
Eighth Annual McCoy Memorial Lecture on Religion, Ethics, and Public Life, April 26, 2011

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Being Interfaith Now: New Dimensions in American Religious Pluralism

Kate McCarthy (Ph.D. '94) (presentation)
Twentieth Annual Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought
and Culture
, April 12, 2011

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Will Spirituality Have a Past?

Arthur Holder (GTU), Dean and VP for Academic Affairs
Mary Ann Donovan (JST), Susan Phillips (NCB), Joseph Driskill (PSR)—respondents
Distinguished Faculty Lecture, November 9, 2010

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The Death of "Death Panels": Reforming End-of-Life Decision Making

Margaret McLean (Ph.D. '97)
Seventh Annual McCoy Memorial Lecture on Religion, Ethics, and Public Life, April 27, 2010

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The Theology of Forgiveness from a Comparative Perspective

Anri Morimoto; introduction by Jeffrey Kuan (PSR)
Nineteenth Annual Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought
and Culture
, April 13, 2010

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Awkward and Alive: Secularization and Religion Reconsidered

Philip Wickeri; Eduardo Feranández, S.J., respondent
2009 Distinguished Faculty Lecture*, November 17, 2009

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*We honor and remember the life and work of Claude Welch, former Dean and President of GTU, who founded the Distinguished Faculty Lecture series.


Religion, Ethics, and Media

Michael Krasny and James A. Donahue
Sixth Annual McCoy Memorial Lecture on Religion, Ethics, and Public Life, May 4, 2009

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Rethinking the Discourse: The U.S. and the Muslim World

Shibley Telhami
Eighteenth Annual Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought and Culture, April 21, 2009

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Learning to Speak a New Tongue: Imagining a Way that Holds People Together

Fumitaka Matsuoka
2008 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, November 11, 2008

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