2011 Forum Lecture: John R. Wilcox

The James Luther Adams Foundation announces the fifteenth annual James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society. Dr. John R. Wilcox, vice president for mission at Manhattan College, will speak on the topic “Together and by Association: The Legacy of James Luther Adams and the Future of Religious Colleges and Universities.”

Dr. Wilcox, a former Marist brother, joined the religious studies faculty of Manhattan College in 1974 and chaired the department for eight years. As vice president for mission, Wilcox organizes events that celebrate the college’s Lasallian heritage. Wilcox is most familiar to Adams scholars through Taking Time Seriously: James Luther Adams(1978). He is the author or coauthor of several books about religious higher education, including Enhancing Religious Identity: Best Practices from Catholic Campuses (2000) and The Leadership Compass: Values and Ethics in Higher Education (1994).

The Rev. Dr. Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University, will deliver a response. Dorrien is the author of the trilogy The Making of American Liberal TheologySocial Ethics in the Making: Interpreting an American Tradition, and many other books.

The forum will be March 31, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Manhattan College in Riverdale, in the Bronx, New York. (Directions)