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The Daryl D. Schmidt Lectureship on Religion in Public Life

The Daryl D. Schmidt Lectureship on Religion in Public Life commemorates the life and work of a longtime TCU religion professor and New Testament scholar who believed that scholars should and can make a difference in society.

There are currently no scheduled lectures. Check back soon.

"Religion in an Age Of Terror: Perils And Possibilities"
Karen Armstrong
A lecture by Karen Armstrong, best-selling author, broadcaster, and provocative thinker on the role of spirituality.

 

"Sex and American Christianity: The Religious Divide that Fractured a Nation"
R. Marie Griffith
A lecture by R. Marie Griffith, The John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

"Religion and the Popular Press: Does The Story Always Have To Be Bad?"
Lisa Miller
A lecture by Lisa Miller, best -selling author, magazine contributor and radio/tv commentator on the role of religion in society.

 

"Many Roads Up the Same Mountain? Surveying Religion Today"
Stephen Prothero
A lecture by Stephen Prothero, best -selling author, magazine contributor and radio/tv commentator on the role of religion in society.

 

"Interfaith Leadership Today: Building a Healthy Religiously Diverse Democracy"
Eboo Patel 
Eboo Patel is the son of immigrant Ismaili Muslim parents, a Rhodes Scholar, and the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core.  An eloquent advocate for religious pluralism and dialogue, he is the author of two books. His memoir, Acts of Faith, narrates his struggle to embrace his religious identity. September 11th and the religious justification for violence dismayed him and led him to found the Interfaith Youth Core, a nonprofit that promotes mutual understanding in the context of shared service. Patel’s second book, Sacred Ground is nothing short of a love song to the importance of religion and democratic ideals. In addressing these topics at TCU, Dr. Patel will engage concerns of urgent relevance in today’s cultural conversation.

 

"The Sun Do Move: Ethical Biblical Interpretations in Competing Culture Contexts"
Jonathan Walton
Professor Walton’s research addresses the intersections of religion, politics, and media culture.
He is the author of Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism.