2012 Kuyper Lecture with Miroslav Volf


The Center for Public Justice announced the 2012 Kuyper Lecture, featuring Miroslav Volf of the Yale University Divinity School. The lecture was delivered at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, in the Ken Olsen Science Center Auditorium on the campus of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.

The lecture, titled “A Public Faith: A Christian Alternative to Secular and Religious Political Exclusivism,” was part of the Christians in Political Science conference held at Gordon College. 

Professor Volf is the founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. His books include Allah: A Christian Response (2011); Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), which was the Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award. 

A member of the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (as a member of the executive board of C-1 World Dialogue), and is an active participant in the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum. A native of Croatia, he regularly teaches and lectures in central and eastern Europe, Asia, and across North America. He is a fellow of Berkeley College.

Lecture respondents will be Vincent Bacote of Wheaton College, Paul Brink of Gordon College, and Julia Stronks of Whitworth University. The lecture will be video-recorded and made available for viewing online.