Religion & Literature Lecture: Rowan Williams

Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Religion & Literature, in co-sponsorship with the Office of the President, is delighted to announce that our annual lecture will be delivered by the renowned theologian and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Professor Williams’s talk, entitled “Relieved by Prayer: Power, Shame and Redemption in Shakespeare’s Drama,” will take place on November 26 at 5 PM in the Dahnke Ballroom. It will be the second lecture in this year’s Notre Dame Forum devoted to “The Catholic Artistic Heritage.”
The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4 pm. Reception to follow.

Dr. Williams will participate in several other events while on campus, including:

  • A brown-bag lunch with students and faculty at 12.30 on Nov. 27 in the Notre Dame Room, LaFortune, to discuss his lecture.
  • A Graduate Student Panel on his recent book The Edge of Words, featuring the responses of students from English and Theology, at 5.30 on Nov. 27 in Salon A, Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn. A reception will follow at 7 pm.

Dr. Williams is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Contemporary Christian Thought. He was educated in theology at both Cambridge and Oxford and is the author of dozens of books and articles on Christian theology, belief, poetry, and icons.