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Author Meets Critics: “A Theology of Public Life”

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Charles Mathewes of the University of Virginia opens this panel discussion, sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, with a brief description of his recent book A Theology of Public Life (Cambridge University Press, 2007), in which he presents what he characterizes as an “Augustinian perspective” on the importance of engagement in public life and “how, conversely, participation in public life can strengthen a believer’s faith.” David Hollenbach, SJ, director of the University’s Center for Human Rights, and Harvard Divinity School professor Ronald Thiemann offer critiques and the three panelists discuss issues raised by Mathewes’s book.

Format: Lecture
Length: 80

Presenter(s): Charles Mathewes, Ronald Thiemann, David Hollenbach, SJ, Erik Owens (moderator)

Date: October 11, 2007

Location: Gasson 305

Sponsor(s): Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/mathewes/

The information on this page is accurate as of October 2007