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Miroslav VolfTheologian Miroslav Volf to Speak on Reconciliation

January 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.

Volf, 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.

Formerly 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 Europe.

He is the author of "Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation," which won the Christianity Today Book Award in 1998.

The 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.

For additional information call (804) 924-6743.

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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