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Gordon in the News: last updated 10/20/2006


Religion, Morality and Politics; The Barrington Annual Seminar Featuring Dr. Eric Gregory

MEDIA CONTACT: Cyndi McMahon
Office of College Communications
978.867.4236

WENHAM, MA - Eric Gregory, a professor at Princeton University, will speak at Gordon College on both Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 as the keynote speaker for the 2006 Barrington Annual Seminar. His lecture is titled, "Religion, Morality and Politics-Thinking with Augustine" and is open to the public free of charge.

Dr. Gregory's teaching and research interests include religious and philosophical ethics, theology, political theory and the role of religion in public life. He is an alumnus of Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and holds a doctorate in religious studies from Yale University.

Gregory joined the Department of Religion at Princeton in 2001 and is completing a book tentatively titled, Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship. His article, "Augustine and Arendt on Love: New Dimensions for Religion and Liberalism Debates," appeared in the 2001 Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. In 2004-2005, he was a visiting fellow at the Erasmus Institute for the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Gregory's lecture includes appearances on:

Thursday, February 9, 2006:

Barrington Annual Seminar Reception-4 p.m.; Jenks Mezzanine, Jenks Learning Resource Center

Lecture by Eric Gregory-4:30-6 p.m.; Jenks room 406

Friday, February 10, 2006:

Lecture by Eric Gregory-10:25 a.m.; A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

The Barrington Annual Seminar was established to honor the name of Barrington College and its outstanding faculty, staff and administration. This annual seminar features premier Christian scholars and performers addressing critical issues and conversations. This special lecture series is sponsored by the Center for Christian Studies and funded by the Barrington Annual Seminar fund.

For more information on Dr. Gregory and future events hosted by the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College, visit www.gordon.edu/ccs or contact Jeremy Martin at 978.867.4115.

Gordon College is a nationally-ranked four-year, nondenominational Christian liberal arts college on BostonĀ¹s North Shore. The college offers 36 majors in the liberal arts and sciences. It also offers graduate programs in education and music education. In recent years, Gordon has won national recognition for its general excellence, the high caliber of its faculty and its role in character building.

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.

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