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Uneasy Grace: Can Faith and Doubt Co-exist?
A Presentation by Terry Eagleton

  Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is a scholar whose breadth moves across an enormous spectrum, from literary criticism, to the problem of evil, to American culture, to Irish culture, to the philosophy of Karl Marx, and beyond. Having previously taught at the universities of Oxford and Manchester, he currently holds three academic appointments: Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at the University of Notre Dame.

In 2010, he joined the company of William James, Albert Schweitzer, Mary Douglas, Charles Taylor, and Jean Bethke Elshtain, when he delivered the Distinguished Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh.


Meghan Sullivan
Meghan Sullivan is the John A. O’Brien Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where she has served on the faculty since 2011. She is a Rhodes Scholar and has published several articles in leading philosophy journals, such as Nous and Philosophical Studies. Her current research, which will be funded next year by a Distinguished Fellowship from the University of Sydney in Australia, focuses on the philosophy of time and metaphysics. She has written, taught, and presented internationally on a wide range of subfields, ranging from epistemology to the philosophies of language, science, and religion.Nun on the Bus, coming out in the spring next year.

Lamin Sanneh
Lamin Sanneh is the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale University. He is widely regarded as among the most astute analysts of global Christianity and has served on both the Pontifical Council of Historical Sciences and the Pontifical Council on Religious Relations with Muslims. The author of a dozen books on the history of religion in Africa and the African Diaspora, his most recent publication is a memoir entitled Summoned from the Margins: Homecoming of an African, a book tracing his own spiritual journey as he moved from his native West Africa to Europe and eventually to the United States.

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.

Elizabeth Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham and an award-winning teacher. In addition to this, she has served as the president of both the Catholic Theological Society of America and of the American Theological Society. She is a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood and is the author of numerous books, including the groundbreaking and award-winning volume in feminist theology called She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse. Her next publication will be released in January, and is called Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, a book that places evolution at the center of God’s relation to the world and the human vocation to care for the earth..



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