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Public Lectures

Our mandate is to educate the whole people of God—and that includes the Christian community of Vancouver and beyond. We offer free public lectures by our own world-class faculty, and by visiting scholars, teachers, and authors from around the world.

We host two regular lecture series—Summer Lectures and the Laing Lectures—as well as special events throughout the year.

Most of our lectures are recorded and available as audio downloads through RegentAudio.com

Summer Lectures

In the Spring and Summer Sessions, we host lectures every week to highlight the research of our regular faculty and our visiting summer lecturers. Due to closure of the College related to Covid-19, all of our Summer 2020 lectures will be streamed online. Please see specific lecture posts for the livestream link.

Next Public Lecture
Jan
19
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: Ancient Views of the Self

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With Brian Gregor

Regent College's Centre for Humanity and the Common Good presents an eight-part lecture series on the Theology of the Person. This lecture series recovers the all-important concept of the "Person" for a theological engagement of contemporary culture.

Join us on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 for the first lecture titled "Ancient Views of the Self" with Dr. Brian Gregor.

This lecture will be available online only.

EVENT DETAILS

Lecture Title: Ancient Views of the Self
Speaker: Brian Gregor
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 12 pm–1 pm

ABOUT THE LECTURE

What is the human being? That is one of the classic questions in the history of philosophy. Like all great philosophical questions, it has a rich history of formulations and attempted answers. In this lecture, Brian Gregor will survey ancient Greek conceptions of the human soul—specifically the Socratic, Platonic, Aristotelian, and Epicurean understandings—and detail why these, though meritorious in many ways, ultimately fail to provide sturdy grounding for a full ontology of personhood.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Brian Gregor (PhD, Boston College) is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the author of A Philosophical Anthropology of the Cross: The Cruciform Self (Indiana University Press, 2013), Ricoeur's Hermeneutics of Religion: Rebirth of the Capable Self (Lexington Books, 2019), and, with Rankin Wilbourne, The Cross Before Me: Reimagining the Way to the Good Life (David C. Cook, 2019). He is President of the Society for Ricoeur Studies, and is currently working on a short history of philosophical life.

ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR HUMANITY AND THE COMMON GOOD

The James M. Houston Centre for Humanity and the Common Good is a five-year initiative of Regent College dedicated to the question of human identity and its importance for conceptions of the good life. Grounded in Dr. James M. Houston’s Christian theological vision of integrative scholarship combining academic study, practical research, and lived reality, the centre will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-religious dialogue on the question of what it means to be human. Through planned collaboration with UBC and other academic institutions, and by inviting insights from a wide range of secular and religious perspectives, the centre aims to engage in a broad consideration of human identity and the common good.

EVENT REGISTRATION

The lecture is free, but a ticket is required to participate.

Upcoming Public Lectures
Jan
26
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: The Person and Human Dignity

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With Holger Zaborowski

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Feb
2
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: The Person and Human Rights

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With John Evans

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Feb
9
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Viewing Film as Theology: An Analysis of Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life

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With Joel Mayward

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Joel Mayward (George Fox University). Joel will be speaking on "Viewing Film as Theology: An Analysis of Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life."

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Feb
23
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: Personhood and Neuroscience

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With Thomas Fuchs

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Mar
2
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: Personhood and Race

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With Elizabeth Sung

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Mar
16
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: The Person and Disability

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With Eleanor McLaughlin

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Mar
29
Tuesday, 7:00PM

Interface Lectures

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With Niels Henrik Gregersen

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Mar
30
Wednesday, 12:00PM

Theology of the Person: Personhood and AI

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With Jordan Wales

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Mar
30
Wednesday, 7:00PM

Interface Lectures

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With Niels Henrik Gregersen

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Mar
31
Thursday, 12:00PM

Interface Lectures

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With Niels Henrik Gregersen

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Apr
8
Friday, 6:30PM

Theology of the Person: Personhood and Bioethics

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With Margaret Somerville

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