Denison Speaker to Discuss 'Is Forgiveness Free?'
Posted: March 25, 2005
The Denison Goodspeed Lecture Series will present Adrian McFarlane, professor of philosophy at Hartwick College, to discuss "Is Forgiveness Free? Forgiveness, Injunctions, and Exhortations" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 6) in Higley Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.
McFarlane is a philosopher and pastor whose research interests lie in theological ethics. He has studied Plato, Wittgenstein, the history of modern philosophy and the intentionality of consciousness. He has been a visiting fellow and done post-doctoral research at Mansfield College, Oxford University, England.
McFarlane is the author of two books, "A Grammar of Fear and Evil: A Husserlian-Wittgensteinian Hermeneutic" and "Chanting Down Babylon - The Rastafarian Reader." Among the colleges where he has presented lectures are Wooster, Rider University (N.J.), State University of New York at Oneonta, and Bloomfield College (N.J.). He earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion at Millikin University (Ill), a master of divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, a master of philosophy and a doctorate at Drew University.
A native of Jamaica, McFarlane instituted an institutional connection between Hartwick College and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He has twice been the winner of the student senate's Faculty Award for most outstanding/inspiring professor at Hartwick College as well as being named the winner of the Margaret B. Bunn Award for Teaching Excellence at Hartwick.
A member of both the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery and the Presbytery's Mission Council, McFarlane also is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville--The Goodspeed Lecture Series presents Adrian McFarlane speaking on "Is Forgiveness Free? Forgiveness, Injunctions and Exhortations"; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday (April 6), Higley Auditorium (100 North Road Connector). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6211 to confirm information.
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