Chattanooga native Dr. Timothy F. George will deliver the 26th Annual C. S. Lewis Lecture “Theology for an Age of Terror” on Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benwood Auditorium of the UTC Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Building, at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The author, co-author, and editor of twenty books, George was the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and has been with the school since its inception in 1988. He teaches church history, historical theology, and theology of the Reformers. George’s publications include the books, God the Holy Trinity (2006), For All the Saints: Evangelical Theology and Christian Spirituality (2003), Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? (2002), Amazing Grace: God’s Initiative, Our Response (2000), A Mighty Long Journey: Reflections of Racial Reconciliation (2000), and Theology of the Reformers (1988). He is also executive editor for Christianity Today. George earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1972, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1975, and a Doctorate of Theology from Harvard University in 1979.
George has also agreed to meet with students from the University Honors program on the day of his lecture, from 3-4 p.m., in the Flag Room of the Guerry Center.
George’s visit has been supported by the Collegiate Christian Fellowship, the Chattanooga Community Foundation and the Speakers and Special Events Committee of UTC. Established in 1983 by Charles Hummel of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the C.S. Lewis Lectureship is designed to help perpetuate the Christian and literary legacy of Oxford scholar C. S. Lewis. Among the UTC faculty and staff who have served on the planning committee for the 26th Annual C.S. Lewis Lecture, are: Dr. Bryan Hampton, Assistant Professor of English; Dr. Greg Heath, Guerry Professor and head of the Department of Health and Human Performance; Dr. Immaculate Kizza, Professor of English; Dr. Joseph Kizza, Professor of Computer Science; Dr. Doug Kutz, Dr. Ben Gross, Professors of Chemistry; Dr. Charles Lippy, Leroy Martin Professor of Religion; Dr. Bill McClay, SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities; Dr. Dennis Plaisted, Professor of Philosophy; Bill Prince of the Lupton Library; Daniel Webb, Director of Personnel Services; and Dr. Michelle White, Associate Professor of History.