Lecture: Lovers, Madmen, and Pilgrim Poets

Coming soon to a lecture hall near you (at least, if you live in Charlottesville):

“Lovers, Madmen, and Pilgrim Poets: Imagination, Memory, and Scriptural Reasoning”

A lecture by: Barry Harvey of Baylor University

Response by: Peter Ochs of the University of Virginia

6:30-8:00 p.m., Monday, October 6th, 2008

The Center for Christian Study
128 Chancellor Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

This event is co-sponsored by the Society of Scriptural Reasoning and Splintered Light Bookstore.

Open to the public.

Barry Harvey (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology in the Honors College at Baylor University, author of Another City: An Ecclesiological Primer for a Post-Christian World, and coauthor of StormFront: The Good News of God.

A native of Denver, Colorado, Barry Harvey is Professor of Theology in the Honors College at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he teaches in the Great Texts program and the Graduate Program in Religion. He has earned degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Theology and Ethics by Duke University. He is the author of three books, Politics of the Theological: Beyond the Piety and Power of A World Come of Age (Peter Lang), Another City: An Ecclesiological Primer for a Post-Christian World (Trinity Press International), and Can These Bones Live? A Catholic Baptist Engagement with Ecclesiology, Hermeneutics, and Social Theory (Brazos Press), and a co-author of a fourth book, StormFront: The Good News of God (Wm. B. Eerdmans). Harvey has published numerous articles in collections and scholarly journals such as Modern Theology, Pro Ecclesia, Scottish Journal of Theology, Christian Scholar’s Review, First Things and Perspectives in Religious Studies. He is a member of the Board of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section, and of the Editorial Board of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works (DBWE). Harvey is a member of the Ekklesia Project, a network of Christians in North America from Catholic parishes, Protestant congregations, and many other ecclesial communities, working together to celebrate, assist and make known the work of those congregations and groups whose allegiance to God and the Body of Christ make discipleship a lived reality in the world. Finally, he has also participated in the Society of Scriptural Reasoning, a group that engages in an open-ended practice of reading- and reasoning-in-dialogue among scholars of the three Abrahamic traditions.

Harvey is married to Sarah Harvey, who is an ordained Baptist minister, and has two children: Rachel, who is a graduate of Baylor, and John, who is a senior in high school. He is a devotee of college basketball and loves to watch his son play competitive soccer across Texas. He lives in Hewitt, Texas.


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