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Dr. Belden Lane to Present Academic Lecture Series

Dr. Belden Lane, professor of theological studies at St. Louis University, will serve as the guest lecturer for Covenant’s academic lecture series beginning January 27. Dr. Lane earned his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. He currently serves as a Protestant faculty member at a Jesuit university and teaches American religion and spirituality, connections between geography and faith, and the history of spirituality. Prior to his time at St. Louis University, Dr. Lane served in a village parish in New York State to First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. Dr. Lane has published numerous books, most recently Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality (Oxford Press).

 “One of the really disappointing things about being away this semester is missing Dr. Belden Lane’s lecture series. His book Ravished by Beauty is brilliant in many ways,” said Prof. Kelly Kapic, who is currently serving as visiting research fellow at the Center for Christian Thought.  “My hope is that he can offer our community some fresh perspectives on how enjoying God’s creation and being sensitive to place are important to our understanding of spirituality.  He draws not only from Calvin, but also the Puritans to show how far off common stereotypes of the Reformed tradition can be on this topic.  I believe he can help us better understand not only this aspect of the Reformed tradition, but also how to better enjoy our Creator and incarnate Redeemer.”


The lecture series is free and open to the public.

Monday, January 27
11:00 a.m.     Dr. Belden Lane in Chapel: "Ravished by Beauty: The World as a Theatre of God's Glory"
4:00 p.m.      Dr. Belden Lane in Sanderson 215: "Reformed Spirituality & Environmental Ethics"

Tuesday, January 28
11:00 a.m.     Dr. Belden Lane in Chapel: "Singing the Psalms with the Rest of Creation"



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