Dallas Willard Announced as Presidential Scholar
"The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge"
NEW YORK, April 11, 2012—The King’s College is pleased to announce that Dr. Dallas Willard, a renowned philosopher, will be visiting our campus in New York City as part of our Presidential Scholars Program. He will be in residence at King’s from April 11-13.
The Presidential Scholars Program brings some of today’s finest thinkers to our Empire State Building campus. In New York, Scholars will speak to our students, work with our faculty, and defend ideas about God, limited government, and free enterprise in an increasingly combative public square.
“Our nation is embroiled in many crises that are—at their roots—intellectual, moral, and spiritual. We need statesmen and stateswomen who will defend timeless truths against the aggression of the new atheism and the radical secularism that we see in society today,” said Dinesh D’Souza, President of The King’s College.
Dr. Willard’s topic at King’s will be “The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge: Responsibility for Christian Knowledge in Today’s World.” His lectures—many of which will be filmed and put online—will explore such topics as the centrality of knowledge to the Christian faith and the role knowledge plays in understanding that Jesus is the Son of God.
Dr. Willard is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl’s early writings from German into English.
In addition, Dr. Willard also lectures and publishes in religion. His most recent book, Knowing Christ Today, was published in May 2009. The Great Omission, which was published in 2006, received a Christianity Today book award in the Christian Living category in 2007. Other works include Renovation of the Heart, The Divine Conspiracy, and The Spirit of the Disciplines.
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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Presidential Scholars Program Manager