religion department presents
2001-02 Warren W. Willis Lecture in Religion
(Oct. 19, 2001) - The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Florida
Southern College will present its 2001-2002 Warren W. Willis Lecture
in Religion on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Hollis Room on campus. The
morning lecture begins at 10 a.m. with a discussion period following
the lecture. The afternoon session will be held from 1 p.m. - 3
p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Dr. M. Douglas Meeks, will speak on "What Can We Hope for Now?
The Global Economy and God's Grace." Dr. Meeks is the Cal Turner
Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies in the Divinity
School of Vanderbilt University. Prior to this appointment, he was
dean and professor of systematic theology at Wesley Theological
Seminary in Washington, D.C. Dr. Meeks has written several books,
including "Origins of the Theology of Hope," "God
the Economist: The Doctrine of God and the Political Economy,"
and "Christian Social Ethics in a Global Era."
elder in the United Methodist Church, Meeks has pastored congregations
in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina and serves as co-chairperson
of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. He earned
his divinity degree and Ph.D. at Duke University and was selected
as a Fulbright Fellow at Tübingen University.
is made possible by an endowment in honor of Dr. Warren W. Willis,
a long-time leader in youth work and camping in the United Methodist
The event is
free and open to the public. Lunch may be purchased for $5 and will
be served at noon in the Hollis Room. For further information or
reservations, please call Mrs. Beverly Johnson at 680-4180 or e-mail
her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.