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Dr. Rebecca DeYoung to Present WIC Lecture Series

Covenant College is pleased to welcome Dr. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung to campus as the lecturer for the 2017 WIC Lecture Series. Her time on campus will include public lectures in chapel as well as a one-credit course on the seven deadly sins titled, “Glittering Vices: Discipleship & Disordered Loves.” DeYoung’s public lectures will take place in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel on February 16 and 17 at 11:00 a.m. and will be live streamed at


DeYoung is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where she has served since 1998. Her research interests include Aquinas’s ethics and the seven capital vices. She earned her BA from Calvin College and her MA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of several books, including Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice; Aquinas’s Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations, Moral Theory, and Theological Context; and Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies.


Thursday, February 16
“The Seven Deadly Sins & Spiritual Formation”
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel
11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.


Friday, February 17
“When Image is Everything: The Vice of Vainglory”
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel
11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.


“One of the unique benefits of the WIC Lecture Series is the opportunity to invite someone to campus from outside of our community—someone who has thought deeply about an issue or idea in ways that we haven’t necessarily considered,” said Dr. Jay Green, professor of history and coordinator of the WIC Lecture Series. “Over a series of days, we can take the time to think carefully and really examine a topic. At the end of the week, many of our students—after engaging with two public lectures and three four-hour class sessions—will have something really valuable to add to their intellectual toolkit. It’s our hope that these lectures will provoke questions and conversations that will continue long after the WIC Lecture Series is over.”


The WIC chapel lectures are free and open to the public. The WIC Lecture Series is made possible through a generous gift from Women in the Church (PCA).