Robert Benne—November 1-4, 2009

Dr. Benne is director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He came to Roanoke from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1982.

He is a leading figure in Lutheran ethics and social thought. A selection of his publications illustrates his interests: The Ethic of Democratic Capitalism: A Moral Reassessment; Ordinary Saints: An Introduction to the Christian Life; The Paradoxical Vision: A Public Theology for the Twenty-first Century; Seeing is Believing: Vision of Life Through Film. He is currently working on a study of higher education in Lutheran and other Christian denominations.

Dr. Benne's visit is supported in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Public Life.


Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m., CFL Recital Hall, Guest Lecture

Wednesday, November 4
Classroom visits