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Launch Event for Professor Luke Bretherton's Book on Political Theology and Democracy

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Friday, November 01, 2019
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5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Keynote speaker: Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University

Duke Divinity School will hold a book launch and special lecture/discussion on "Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy," a new book by Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics at the school and senior fellow of The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. The event will feature Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University and founding director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, giving the keynote lecture in response to the book and a panel discussion. In addition to Bretherton, panelists will be: Melissa Snarr, associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt Divinity School; and from Duke Divinity School, Patrick Smith, associate research professor of theological ethics and bioethics and senior fellow at the Kenan Institute, and Dean L. Gregory Jones, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Distinguished Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry. The introduction and lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and the panel discussion from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing. The event is open to the public; no registration is required. Published in May by Eerdmans Publishing Co., the book is a guide to the historical and contemporary relationship between Christianity and politics, while making a compelling case for why Christians should be committed to democracy. The event will be webcast live at https://divinity.duke.edu/christ-common-life.