Volf to discuss reconciliation at MVNU
March 16, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Croatian theologian Miroslav Volf will be discussing the topic of reconciliation at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wednesday, March 16, as part of the 2010-11 Lecture/Artist event series.
His primary engagement will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel auditorium and he will also be contributing to that morning’s 10:20 a.m. chapel service.
Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues, such as the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity and interfaith dialogues such as the Christian-Muslim dialogue. Known for his works on systematic theology, ethics, conflict resolution and peace-making, Volf has written numerous award-winning books including Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace; Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work; and, After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity. His book Exclusion and Embrace was selected as one of Christianity Today’s 100 best religious books of the 20th century.
Volf received his B.A. from the Evangelical-Theological Faculty, Zagreb; his master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary; and his doctorate of theology from the University of Tübingen, where he studied under Jürgen Moltmann. He currently serves as the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He has been a member in both the Episcopal Church and the Croatian Evangelical Church.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event or the Lecture/Artist Series, call (740) 397-9000, ext. 4341, or visit www.mvnu.edu/lectureartist.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Regional Colleges (Midwest) for the seventh year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Graduate and Professional Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.