Friday, September 27, 2002 at 7:30 PM in the Kellogg Center Auditorium at Michigan State University, The Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture presents a lecture by Professor Mark Noll.
Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind
This talk examines ways in which faith in Jesus Christ might lead naturally to certain kinds of intellectual activity, and also some of the ways in which Christian faith might be thought to provide norms for academic work.
In his 1994 book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Noll wrote about the way in which American evangelicalism's attempt to preserve essential elements of the Christian faith often undermined the life of the mind. This talk will look beyond that criticism and discuss how conflict between faith and intellectual pursuit may be resolved - indeed, how the two may reinforce each other.
This session will be followed by a short question - and - answer period moderated by David Stowe, Associate Professor of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University.