Samuel D. Maloney Lectures
Funded by the Samuel D. Maloney Endowment for the Study of Religion and Society, Davidson’s Religion Department has hosted the following Maloney Lecturers:
2013 Nigel Biggar, Christ Church College, Oxford, "Christian Love and Forgiveness in the context of Human Conflict" and "The Role of Religious Ethics in Contemporary Liberal Society"
2012 John Dominic Crossan, "Jesus and the Kingdom of God" and "Paul and the Challenge of Equality"
2011 Mark Noll, Notre Dame, "The Bible and American Public Life" and "When It All Broke Loose for the Bible: The 1880s, Catholics, Jews, Blacks, the Courts, Evolution, Revivalism, Higher Criticism-the Works!"
2010 Curtis Evans, University of Chicago Divinity School, "The Problem and Potential of the Black Church" and "Demonstrating the Sufficiency of Christianity to Solve the Race Problem."
2009 Bart Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Is the New Testament Confused?" and "Is the New Testament Forged?"
2008 Courtney Bender, Columbia University, "Seekers, Secrets, and Sheilas: Locating Contemporary Spirituality" and "Becoming a Mystic: On 'Absent' Traditions in American Religion."
2007 Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Emory University School of Law, “Secularism from an Islamic Perspective” and “Islam, Shari’a, and Human Rights.”
2006 Deidre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago, “The Theology of an Ethical Capitalism.” Co-sponsored by the J. M. P. Otts Lectures Series as part of a Maloney-Otts Symposium: “Christianity and Capitalism.”
2006 William Schweiker, University of Chicago, “The Theology of an Ethical Capitalism.” Co-sponsored by the J. M. P. Otts Lectures Series as part of a Maloney-Otts Symposium: “Christianity and Capitalism.”
2006 Kathryn Tanner, University of Chicago, “Grace and Global Capitalism” (March 2006). Co-sponsored by the J. M. P. Otts Lectures Series as part of a Maloney-Otts Symposium: “Christianity and Capitalism.”
2005 Lawrence Sullivan, Professor of Comparative Religions, University of Notre Dame, "Steward of the Sacred: Caring for Religious Art" and "Religion, Sacred Art & Democracy.”
2004 Sharon Welch, Professor of Religion and Director of Graduate Studies at University of Missouri-Columbia, "After Empire: The Art and Ethos of Enduring Peace.”
2003 Gustav Niebuhr, national correspondent for The New York Times, "Living with Religious Diversity in a Dark Time" and "The Problem of Religion as News.”
2002 George E. Tinker, Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology.
2001 Donald W. Shriver, President emeritus of Union Theological Seminary (New York), "A Past Worth Celebrating" and "A Future Worth Hoping For.”