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Summers Lectures History

 


Originally endowed by Lemuel Summers
(1888-1988)

"to enable Millsaps College to present outstanding speakers in religion and related fields to address the complex issues faced by church and society"

1979
John Claypool, "Marney and the Ministry"

1980
James Fowler, "Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian"

1981
Bishop C. P. Minnick, "Biblical Authority in the Church"

1982
Will Campbell, "Race and the Luxury of Worship"

1983
Robert E. Bergmark, "Creation and Evolution: The Continuing Controversy"

1984
Martin E. Marty, "Heated-Up Religion: A View from the College Window"

1985
Samuel S. Hill, "Fundamentalism and the South"

1986
Stanley Hauerwas, "Peacemaking"

1987
Elie Wiesel, "An Evening with Elie Wiesel"

1988
Sharon D. Welch, "Violence and Sacrificial Love"

1989
V. Bruce Rigdon, "The Church in the U.S.S.R.: Its Historical Roots and the Current Developments"

1990
Mary Ann Swenson, "Many Voices Singing: Opening up the Silences"

1991
James H. Cone, "Two Roads to Freedom: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X"

1992
Tex Sample, "Religion and Sexuality: Challenge and Change"

1993
Joycelyn Elders, "The Child: Our Future in Crisis. What Shall We do?"

1994
Rosemary Radford Ruether, "The Crisis of Liberation Theology: Does God Opt for the Poor?"

1995
Jim Wallis, "The Soul of Politics: A Practical and Prophetic Vision for Change"

1996
John B. Cobb, Jr., "Is Religious Truth One or Many?"

1997
Warren A. Nord, "Religion and American Education"

1998
Jay McDaniel, "This Wild and Precious Life: Spirituality in an Age of Consumerism"

1999
Harmon L. Smith, "Ethics in the Professions: An Assessment"

2000
James B. Nelson, "Incarnation and Sexuality: Conversations for an Anxious Church"

2001
Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, "Image(s) of God? Christianity and Religious Pluralism"

2002
Robert Cummings Neville, "Engaging the Truth about Jesus: Beyond the Jesus Seminar"

2003
Mark I. Wallace, "Earth God: A Christian Eco-Theology with Mississippi Roots"

2004
Thomas Thangaraj, "Inter-Religious Conflict and Inter-Religious Dialogue: Twin Challenges for Christian Mission Today"

2005
James A. Sanders, "Taking the Bible Seriously Not Literally"

2006
Steven M. Tipton, "In Search of the Self in Community in America"

2008
Paula Cooey, "Christian Ethics in Civil Society: Desiring Deeply Enough and Dissenting Widely Enough for a Common Good"

2009
Luke Timothy Johnson, "How the Bible Is True"

2009-10
Barbara A. Holmes, "Race and the Cosmos: An Invitation to View Race in a Completely New Light"

2010-11
Jack M. Sasson, "Time and History in Ancient Israel"

2012
John Kaltner, "Biblical Characters in the Qur'an"