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Theologian and Author Miroslav Volf to Speak at Seminary

Annual Weber Lecture to focus on “God and Human Flourishing”

Bethlehem, Pa., February 28, 2008—Moravian College Theological Seminary will hold the annual Weber Lecture entitled “God and Human Flourishing,” by Dr. Miroslav Volf, on Friday, March 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium.  Admission is free-of-charge and the public is welcome.

The lecture will explore the questions: Who is God? What is human flourishing? How are the two related? These themes will be presented against the backdrop of the dominant notion of human flourishing in the West today, namely that human flourishing consists in experience of having one’s needs and wants satisfied.

Considered one of the leading theologians of our time, Miroslav Volf has written about the new world of work, the nature of giving, and the power of forgiveness in his eleven books, including most recently The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World and Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace. Volf has also edited multiple books and has had over 100 editorials and articles published in various journals.

Volf, a native of Croatia who regularly teaches and lectures in Central and Eastern Europe, currently serves as director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and Henry B. Wright professor of theology at Yale Divinity School.  He is a member of the American Theological Society and the American Academy of Religion and has been involved in international ecumenical and interfaith dialogues. Volf has argued in many contexts for Christian faith to be seen not as an additive to help us cope with this or that problem, but as a way of life. His philosophy is that faith, matters in all spheres of life.

The sons of Rev. Christian O. Weber and his wife, Dorothy Pfohl Weber established the Weber Memorial Lectures in 1950 in memory of their parents. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at Moravian Theological Seminary at 610-861-1519.

Moravian Theological Seminary offers graduate degrees and continuing education programs to prepare men and women for effective leadership and service in congregational, counseling, teaching, and other ministries. The Seminary is rooted in the Moravian faith tradition—centered in Jesus Christ, grounded in Scripture, ecumenical in spirit, committed to community, and focused on missional leadership.