Miroslav Volf to Speak on Reconciliation
16 , 2001 -- "Forgiveness, Reconciliation and
Justice" will be the theme of a public lecture by Miroslav
Volf, an internationally recognized human-rights advocate and theologian,
at the University of Virginia on Thursday, Feb. 8.
the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at the Yale
Divinity School, will speak and lead a discussion from 5:30 p.m.
to 7 p.m. in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. A native of Croatia and
outspoken proponent of peace during the violent breakup of the former
Yugoslavia, he will present the first annual Capps Lecture in Christian
Theology, sponsored by the Project on Lived Theology in U.Va.'s
Department of Religious
Studies and by Theological Horizons.
a pastor in Croatia, Volf was on the Evangelical Theological Faculty
in Osijek, Croatia, and later on the faculty of Fuller Theological
Seminar in Pasadena, Calif. Known for his penetrating reflections
on the Yugoslav conflict and an ability to be heard by both theological
liberals and conservatives, he has lectured widely in the U.S. and
is the author of "Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration
of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation," which won the Christianity
Today Book Award in 1998.
Capps Lecture is made possible by a gift from Jerry and Catherine
Capps of Atlanta for the purpose of understanding the importance
of theological ideas in public life. Theological Horizons is a non-profit
organization directed by Charles Marsh, associate professor of religious
studies, which supports theological research and education.
additional information call (804) 924-6743.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856