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An Invitation to Honor Roger Lundin

Featured guests: 

Dr. Jeremy Begbie, Duke University Initiatives in Theology and the Arts

Dr. Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, McGill University 


It was a huge loss to the department last November 2015 when Roger Lundin died unexpectedly the same week as Brett Foster.  Last fall we honored Dr. Foster with the inauguration of a Reading Series that featured Scott Cairns.  This spring we want to honor Dr. Lundin with several events on Monday, March 13, 2017.  Here is an outline of those events:

4:00 PM  Room Dedication Ceremony. The English Department will honor the memory of former English professor, Dr. Roger Lundin, who passed away in November 2015 by dedicating and renaming Blanchard 323 (the English Seminar Room) as the Roger Lundin Seminar Room. A time of reflection led by President Phil Ryken and Chaplain Tim Blackmon will precede the unveiling of a plaque in Roger Lundin's honor.  The ceremony begins in Blanchard 339 Lecture Hall.

6:30 PM A presentation in Barrows Auditorium by Dr. Jeremy Begbie, a close friend of Dr. Lundin’s, on “What’s Transcendent about the Arts?  A Musician Re-Thinks a Contemporary Theme” (Aesthetics Lecture sponsored by the English Department). Dr. Lundin had spent a semester working with Jeremy Begbie at the Duke Divinity School.  Jeremy also played a special piece for Roger at his funeral.

7:30 PM Formal Reception in Barrows Auditorium Lobby - Billy Graham Center

8:15 PM Lecture in Barrows Auditorium by Dr. Charles Taylor on “The Strange Uses of Political Religion” (The McMannis Lecture sponsored by the Philosophy Department).

This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call the  English Department at 630-752-5051.




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