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Landon Saunders' Lecture

Landon Saunders’ Lecture: The Human Being: The Nexus of World and Faith, “Inviting the World to Wonder: Art and the Church’s Witness”

When: June 7, 2023, 7:15 pm - Wednesday

Where: The Grand Hall in the Learning Center with overflow in Stone Chapel

Evening Focus

Session Abstract

James K.A. Smith is one of this generation’s most important Christian philosophers, and his lecture will address a topic of immense importance for the contemporary church: the relationship between philosophy and the arts, and what it teaches us about faith, world, and witness. Smith’s presentation intendeds to expound on the Saunders’ lecture theme, “The Human Being: The nexus of World and Faith” as it builds bridges between the academy, society, and the church.


John D. Barton, Pepperdine University, Convener

  • James K. A. Smith, Calvin University, “Inviting the World to Wonder: Art and the Church’s Witness"

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