McGaw Lectures

N. T. Wright speaks at the March 2014 McGaw Lecture

Oklahoma Christian University's McGaw Lectures are made possible by an endowment fund created by the late Mary and Foster McGaw through the National Education Program.

Our featured guest for the McGaw Lectures on Tuesday, April 12th, will be internationally recognized theologian Dr. Miroslav Volf.

Recent McGaw speakers include renowned scholar Dr. N. T. Wright, Little Rock Nine members Carlotta Walls LaNier and Dr. Terrence Roberts, and author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

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Dr. Volf is an internationally recognized theologian and has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary before taking his current position as the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University. He is the founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and author of Allah: A Christian Response (2011) and Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996) which was the winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award. Dr. Volf, a native of Croatia in the former Yugoslavia, has been involved in international and interfaith dialogues.

Dr. Volf will be speaking on “Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?” on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. The lecture is free but reservation for tickets is required.

Immediately after the lecture, there will be an academic review of his book Allah: A Christian Response (which is presented as a “political theology”) by three panelists: Dr. Everett Huffard, Professor of Missions at Harding Graduate School of Theology; Dr. Imad Enchassi, Endowed Professor of Islamic Studies at Oklahoma City University and the Iman at Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, and Dr. Mohamed Daadaoui, Associate Professor of Political Science and author of Moroccan Monarchy and the Islamist Challenge. Time permitting there will be a Q&A with Dr. Volf and the panelists.