Historical Theology: Following the Holy Fathers

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Robert Louis WilkenRobert Louis Wilken, the William R. Kenan Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia, will present the 2009 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 4, in Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel.

A world-renowned historian and author specializing in early Christianity, Dr. Wilken is interested in the history of Christianity and Christian thought, particularly the use of the Bible, how it was read, and how it shaped culture. A former president of the American Academy of Religion and of the North American Patristics Society, Wilken is the author of 10 books as well as numerous articles and essays.

The lectureship was established in 2008 by David C. Steinmetz, the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity at Duke Divinity School, and his wife, Virginia R. Steinmetz, Director of Graduate Career Services at Duke University.