The Geneva Lecture serves the Queen's University community with the original idea of the university--the gift of Christian scholarship. "For Christians thinking is part of believing." St. Augustine wrote: "not everyone who thinks believes, since many think in order not to believe; but everyone who believes thinks, thinks in believing and believes in thinking."
Since 1992 outstanding Christian scholars have come as our guests to speak on campus from varied disciplines(see list), but informed by that same faith that seeks understanding.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN
Thursday October 2, 2014
We have a big week planned for this year's Geneva Lecture series. We will be having a number of events including a campus talk by Andy Bannister and a city wide event featuring Ravi Zacharias at the KRock Centre.
For more information on the Ravi event you can go to http://www.ravikingston.com/ and more detailed information about our campus events will be posted soon.
Previous Geneva Lectures
2013 Ian Barns, Sustainability and the Good Life 2013 Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, Hobbitted - A Mythopoeic Journey
2011 Bob Goudzwaard, Free University of Amsterdam, Peeling the Onion - World Problems and their Deeper Dimensions
2010 James K.A. Smith, Calvin College, Postmodernity and the Future of God
2009 John G. Stackhouse Jr., Regent College, Does God Care about Darfur: An Honest Look at the Problem
2008 James C. Peterson, McMaster University, Changing Nature:
a Theological Ethics Perspective
2005 John Witte, Jr., Law, Emory University, Challenging Neighbors: Christianity and Human Rights
2003 Elaine Storkey, Sociology, Oxford, The Origins of Difference: The Gender Debate Revisited
2002 Merold Westphal, Philosophy, Fordham U., The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism
2001 Barry Moser, Art, Devils and Angels: Illustrating the King James' Bible
2000 Loren Wilkinson, Environmental Science, Regent College, Valuing
the Earth: Environmental Ethics and the Religious Nature of Science
1999 Susan Gallagher, English, Seattle Pacific U., The Rhetoric of Confession: The Case of South Africa
1998 Gerald Gabrielse, Physics, Harvard, Antimatter in the Hands of Job's God
1996 Mark Noll, History, Wheaton College, Christian Thinking in the Modern University
1994 David Ley, Geography, U. of British Columbia, What is Truth: Christian Faith and the Social Sciences
1993 Paul Marshall, Political Science, Institute of Christian Studies, Human Rights as a Source of Injustice
1992 Nicholas Wolterstorff, Philosophy, Yale, Inaugural Lecture:
The Rise and Demise of the Enlightenment Consensus: What Does a Christian Scholar Do Now?
Another Special Lecture:
October 2004: Jean Vanier, Drawn Into the Mystery of Jesus
sponsored jointly by Geneva Fellowship, Newman House, and St. James Anglican Church
Do you have suggestions for topics or speakers? We would love to hear your recommendations.