The man Time Magazine called “America’s best theologian” will give a lecture on Jesus and nonviolence at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in the Norton Auditorium at 11 am on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
Stanley Hauerwas is Professor of Theology at Duke University and is brought to BSC by the Bishop’s Faith and Ethics Lectureship. The Lectureship was established in 2005 by Patsy and Will Willimon as a gift to Birmingham-Southern College. Bishop Willimon is a trustee of the college and annually teaches a course on “Jesus Through the Centuries.”
“I’ve been wanting to bring Dr. Hauerwas to Alabama for a long time,” said Bishop Willimon. “I am so pleased that BSC has invited him and we are honored to have him to be the third Faith and Ethics Lecturer. He is not only a good friend but also the brightest mind among Methodist theologians.”
Hauerwas and Willimon first collaborated on their best selling book, Resident Aliens in 1996. Since then, they have written a number of books together. Bishop Willimon’s book, Conversation With Karl Barth on Preaching was dedicated to Hauerwas.
“I hope that the clergy of the North Alabama Conference will join us for Dr. Hauerwas’ lecture,” said Bishop Willimon, “he is a wonderfully faithful theologian of our church."