Dr. Rowan Williams to present annual DuBose Lectures

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The School of Theology’s annual DuBose Lectures will be held Sept. 28 and 29. This year the School welcomes Dr. Rowan Williams as the esteemed guest lecturer. All lectures will take place in Guerry Auditorium.

Williams’ topic is “Bonhoeffer Revisited: from Christology to Politics.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer still attracts attention and admiration as a thinker and as a Christian witness. These lectures will look at developments in his thinking in the hope of clarifying how he saw his resistance to political tyranny not just as a matter of discipleship in general, but as the center-point of a Christological politics.

In addition to the three lectures that Williams will deliver as part of the DuBose Lectures, the School of Theology will host an open conversation with Williams and the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the School of Theology, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Guerry Auditorium. The conversation will be live-streamed and questions will be taken from the audience as well as from Twitter. This presentation is open to the public and free of charge.

Noted theologian Rowan Douglas Williams was the 104th archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2014, archbishop of the Church in Wales (2000–02), and the first archbishop of Canterbury in modern times chosen from outside the Church of England.

See all the details on the School of Theology website.