Author and theologian to investigate the modern university, public invited

On Tuesday, September 21st at 7:30pm, the community is invited to Trinity Western University to attend a panel discussion with James A. Reimer, PhD, professor of religion and theology at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo and Toronto School of Theology, who will address these questions and more.

“Professor Reimer has thought long and deeply about the place of theology,” says Hans Boersma, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Worldview Studies at TWU. “No doubt his lecture will stimulate a fascinating discussion that will continue long beyond this particular evening. This discussion isn't just for theologians, but for all who are interested in questions of how their faith relates to learning.”

An author of numerous books on theology and religion—including his latest, The Dogmatic Imagination: The Dynamics of Christian Belief (2003)—Reimer has entitled his topic, “Christian Theology and the Modern University.” During the evening, Reimer will make an argument about the role of theology, after which selected panellists will respond.

“The panel's role is to react to Reimer's argument,” explains Boersma, “either by engaging Reimer and perhaps expressing disagreement, or by presenting alternative viewpoints or angles that also need attention. This should give lots of interesting food for thought for the audience to interact with.” Panellists include: Ron Dart (University College of the Fraser Valley); Robert Stackpole (Redeemer Pacific College); Jens Zimmermann (TWU) and the moderator will be Mark Charlton (TWU).

Title: Christian Theology and the Modern University
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Block Hall of TWU (7600, Glover Road)
Cost: No Charge
Contact: Hans Boersma: or 604-513-2121 ext. 3123

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and leadership.

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