Fides quaerens intellectum, faith seeking understanding, is a venerable phrase in the Christian intellectual tradition, associated especially with Augustine of Hippo (354–430), and Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109).
It was chosen as our lecture series title because it suggests our view at Gordon College that faith should not be a matter of self-satisfied piety and isolation from the life of culture and intellect. Rather, we should be engaged in the great issues, ideas, and debates of our day.The speakers we invite each year seek to nurture both faith and understanding and explore the relationship between the two.
Dr. Joe McKinney, of Baylor University, will give the John Mason Lecture titled Globalization, Technological Change and InequalityClick to read more
Dr. Joe McKinney, Emeritus Professor of International Economics at Baylor University, will give the John Mason Lecture titled "Globalization, Technological Change and Inequality"
Dr. John Fea of Messiah College will give the Franz Lecture titled Why Study History?Click to read more
Dr. John Fea of Messiah College will give the Franz Lecture titled "Why Study History?"