David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture Series

The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture series at HPU dates back to 1960, and it is a yearly endowed lectureship. The purpose of the Charles Franklin Finch lecture is “to foster dialogue and to deepen understanding regarding issues of importance to communities of faith.”


ctm9dIn the Spring 2014 semester, we are excited to host Dr. Charles Mathewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, on March 27th at 6 PM in the Wilson Ballroom for a lecture and conversation. Dr. Mathewes will talk about the different approaches to religious ethics among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, in keeping with the University’s year-long emphasis on diversity. For more on Dr. Mathewes, see:






In the last several years, HPU has welcomed the following distinguished Charles Franklin Finch Lecturers:

2013: Ellen Charry

2012: Stanley Hauerwas

2011: Luke Johnson

2010: Miroslav Volf

2009: Michael Coogan

2008: Lamin Sanneh

2007: Peter Gomes

2006: William Willimon





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