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2013-2014 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture with Marilyn Ann McCord Adams

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold the 2013-2014 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture featuring Dr. Marilyn Ann McCord Adams, who specializes in medieval and philosophical theology. She will lecture on "Perfect Productive Power: A Unifying Theme in Scotus' Philosophical Theology."

Adams has taught at a number of schools including the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Yale Divinity School, and Oxford University, where she was Regius Professor of Divinity and residentiary canon at Christ Church cathedral.

Her medieval books include "William Ockham: What Sort of Human Nature?," "The Metaphysics and Systematics of Christology;" and "Some Late Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham." She has also written two books on God and evil: "Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God," and "Christ and Horrors: the Coherence of Christology."

In addition, Adams has published a book of sermons, "Wrestling for Blessing," and a book of prayers, "Opening to God: Childlike Prayers for Adults." She is currently working on a book on medieval theories of the soul.