GENESEO – This year’s Macvittie lecture will explore the relationship between religion and violence.
According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, William T. Cavanaugh is the special guest for SUNY Geneseo’s 2015 MacVittie Lecture this year, and he will be addressing the topic, “Does Religion Cause Violence?”on November 10th at 7 p.m. in the Doty Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cavanaugh is the director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, and the professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. Cavanaugh specializes in political theology, economic ethics, and ecclesiology and has authored several books on these topics, including Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (Eerdmans, 2008), Migrations of the Holy: Theologies of State and Church (Eerdmans, 2011), and The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2009).
The MacVittie Lecture Series are named in memory of SUNY Geneseo President, Emeritus Robert W. MacVittie and his wife, the late Margaret (Peggy) MacVittie. They bring prominent theologians to campus to examine issues as they relate to questions of ultimate existence.