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President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Bannan Institutes

Oct 16, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room
Overflow room Harrington Learning Commons, Viewing/Taping Room B

Daniel Bell, Jr. | Scriptural Politics of War: Morality and War in Public Discourse

Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

Contemporary public, political speech is replete with talk of wars and rumors of wars. What are the moral markers of such speech and how do they relate to the Christian scripture and tradition? How might scripture and tradition shape morally robust public conversation about war and peace?

Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Professor of Theology and Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. He earned the Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and the Doctor of Philosophy degree (in theology and ethics) from Duke University.  He is the author of numerous publications, including Liberation Theology After the End of History (Routledge, 2001) and Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church Rather than the State (Brazos, 2009).  His latest book,  Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic) is due out this Fall.

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Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
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