2019 Keenan Lecture: Becoming Our True Selves at the Borders
Monday, April 22, 2019
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Registration open through 4/22/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Spalding University’s School of Liberal Studies and Community for Peace and Spiritual Renewal welcome Dr. Luther Smith, PhD, MDiv, Professor Emeritus of Church and Community at Emory University, to present the 2019 Keenan Lecture, an annual free, public discussion of religious themes.


Dr. Smith, who is a noted scholar of the theologian, philosopher and spiritual visionary Howard Thurman, will give a lecture titled, “Becoming Our True Selves at the Borders,” in which he'll explain his belief that our lives are fulfilled when we make connections with people from backgrounds and perspectives different from those most familiar to us.


April 23 documentary screening: At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, the day after the KeenanLecture, Spalding and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary are partnering to present a free screening of the documentary “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” at the Columbia Gym Auditorium, 824 S. Fourth St. Afterward, Dr. Smith, new LPTS President Dr. Alton Pollard III and the film's director, Martin Doblmeier, will participate in a public Q&A about Thurman.

Troutman Lectorium - Egan Leadership Center

901 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40203

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