Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-02-16

Samford's Philosophy Department will host internationally known philosopher Jack Caputo March 1-2.

Caputo is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University, one of the foremost representatives of Continental Philosophy and the author of over twenty books, including The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event and What Would Jesus Deconstruct. He is an engaging speaker who applies insights from traditional philosophy and theology to develop authentic ways of living as intelligent, ethical, and religious persons in a contemporary society lacking a normative morality and philosophical foundation. 

Caputo will speak in a series of events at Samford, beginning with a free public convocation titled "From Angels to iPhones: Angelology, Technology and Future of Theology" March 1 at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. He will present another free public lecture on "Two Types of Continental Philosophy of Religion" at 3 p.m. the same day in Brock Forum, Beeson Hall. He will lecture in a philosophy class the morning of March 2 and meet with students and faculty later in the day.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.