Dr. Miroslav Volf to Deliver Interregnum XVII Opening Lecture

Speaking on the theme of Reconciliation, Dr. Miroslav Volf will deliver the keynote evening lecture to begin Spring Interregnum XVII on April 7, 2021.

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The Interregnum Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Miroslav Volf will deliver the keynote evening lecture to begin Spring Interregnum XVII on April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM. (Register here.) Volf will speak on this year’s theme of Reconciliation, as students explore how Christians are called to be ministers of reconciliation in the midst of division and conflict.

Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. A native of Croatia, he has written extensively on the topics of reconciliation, forgiveness, and unity. His book Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation, won the 2002 Grawemeyer Award in Religion and was one of Christianity Today’s 100 most important religious books of the 20th Century. Most recently, he co-authored For the Life of the World: Theology that Makes a Difference with Matthew Croasmun. He has published 20 books and over scholarly 100 articles, and has also led prominent conversations on Muslim-Christian interfaith relations and ecumenical agreement.

Volf was educated in philosophy and theology in Croatia, Germany, and the United States, earning doctoral and postdoctoral degrees with highest honors from the University of Tübingen in Germany, where he studied under theologian Jürgen Moltmann. Prior to his appointment at the Yale Divinity School in 1998, he taught at multiple theological seminaries, including Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.

The Evening Lecture takes place on April 7 at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom, followed by two days of Interregnum Spring competitions. See Interregnum theme videos, schedules, and competition rules and rubrics at the TKC Interregnum website.

Featured image: a screenshot from the Interregnum XVII theme announcement video.

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