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HPU to Host Mathewes at 54th Annual Finch Lecture Series

01.29.2014

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2014 – High Point University will host Dr. Charles Mathewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, for this year’s Finch Lecture Series. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the Wilson Ballroom on HPU’s campus; it is free and open to the public.

Mathewes will present “The Future of Political Theology in a Pluralistic World,” examining the different approaches to religious ethics among Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Mathewes is the head of the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion and wrote the first undergraduate textbook that attempts to compare Jewish, Christian and Islamic ethics, putting each in conversation with the others on a variety of contested moral issues. He has written three other books and is currently completing a four-volume “Major Works” collection for Routledge Publishers on “Comparative Religious Ethics.”

“Dr. Mathewes is a groundbreaking scholar and an engaging public intellectual,” says Dr. Joe Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. director of service learning and assistant professor of religion and philosophy. “In keeping with the University’s year-long theme of bringing in scholars who can speak to the diverse world in which we live, Dr. Mathewes is going to explore the connections between theology and political life. His lecture is a must for all who are interested in how religious beliefs (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and more) affect the world of politics.”

The Finch Lectures at HPU began in 1960, with Dean Liston Pope of Yale Divinity School as lecturer, in an effort to foster dialogue and to deepen understanding regarding issues of importance to communities of faith. Since the inaugural event, a distinguished line of clergy, humanitarians and scholars have visited the HPU campus each year.

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