Posted by Sean Flynt on 2015-04-13

Samford University’s Department of Philosophy and Samford's Core Texts Program will host two special lectures by Fordham University professor Christina Gschwandtner April 16. Gschwandtner also will meet with philosophy students during her time at Samford.

At 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel, Gschwandtner will speak on the subject of “Why Postmodernism Might Be Good For Religion." The lecture is the latest in the Core Text Program’s “Making Sense of Modernity” series.

At 3 p.m. in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall, she will present the lecture "In Defense of Liturgy: On the Meaning of Religious Practices."

Both events are open to the public.

Gschwandtner is a leading scholar in contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion, as well as a creative voice in the areas of Philosophical Hermeneutics and Phenomenology. Her extensive list of publications includes several significant interpretations of Jean-Luc Marion, a leading French philosopher/theologian, of Paul Ricoeur, an influential French phenomenological hermeneuticist, and, most recently, of the theme of liturgy as it relates philosophically and theologically to issues of embodiment and ecology.

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.