Published on January 4, 2018 by Kristen Padilla  
Robert Benne

Internationally known Lutheran ethicist Robert Benne will speak at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School Feb. 1 on “Bad and Good Ways to Think About Religion and Politics.” 

Author of Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics, Benne will give his first talk, “Bad Ways—Separation and Fusion,” at 11 a.m. and his second talk, “Good Ways—Hot and Cool Connections,” at 6 p.m., both in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.  

Benne is the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus and founding director of the Robert D. Benne Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College in Salem Virginia. He is the author of 12 books. 

“Benne is known for his lucidity and accessibility,” said Gerald R. McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. “In a time of political and religious confusion, he provides the Church with theological sanity and balance.” 

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit Beeson’s website

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.