Loyola College seems to be booking lots of first rate speakers lately!
Nicholas Wolterstorff, the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, will present “Justice: Rights and Wrongs” at Loyola College on Wednesday, October 1 at 5 pm as part of Loyola’s “Commitment to Justice” lecture series.
Wolterstorff will speak about his new book, Justice: Rights and Wrongs, in which he (per the Loyola College of Maryland press release) “develops a theory of rights and of justice and examines a remarkable span of ideas—from ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, through canon law of the twelfth century, the Enlightenment, and up to the present. He offers a rich and compelling philosophical account of justice and helps overcome today’s divide between religious discourse and human rights.”
Wolterstorff is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MIchigan and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1956. He has published more than 15 books, including:
- Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
- Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim that God Speaks
- Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning
- Educating for Shalom: Essays on Christian Higher Education
- Faith and Rationality: Reason & Belief in God
- John Locke and the Ethics of Belief
- Lament for a Son
- Religion in the Public Square: The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate
- Reason Within the Bounds of Religion
- Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology
- Until Justice and Peace Embrace: The Kuyper Lectures for 1981 Delivered at the Free University of Amsterdam
The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in McGuire Hall on the second floor of the Andrew White Student Center on the College’s North Charles Street campus. The Andrew White Student Center is off of the east-west street just before the overpass just north of Coldspring Boulevard, east of Charles Street and West of Milbrook Road and next to the DeChiaro College Center.