The eighteenth annual James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society will be given March 18, 2014, by Michael Hogue, associate professor of Theology at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. He will speak on “Towards a Deeper Democracy: James Luther Adams and the Aesthetics of Solidarity.” In the spirit of James Luther Adams, he will critically compare American philosophies of community and advance the idea of aesthetic solidarities as a model for the culturing of deep democracy in a postsecular, pluralistic society. American political theology is one of his special areas of thought and publication.
The James Luther Adams Foundation is especially pleased to have a younger Adams scholar for the Forum, as many of us are getting older or have passed on. Five years ago Mike received the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.
The forum will be March 18, 6:30 p.m., at Meadville Lombard’s new campus, Spertus Institute, sixth floor common room, 610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Meadville Lombard Theological School, the host of the 2014 James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society, has posted a video of Michael Hogue’s lecture, “Toward a Deeper Democracy,” which Hogue presented in Chicago on March 18: