Scholar to give free lecture, 'Bioethics and the Religious Citizen in a Liberal Democracy,' Nov. 13
Dr. Francis Beckwith, senior visiting fellow at the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and a professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University, will give a free lecture, "Bioethics and the Religious Citizen in a Liberal Democracy," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium at the University of St. Thomas.
Beckwith's lecture is the third in a series titled "The Church and the Biomedical Revolution" sponsored by the university's Center for Catholic Studies at the Beyond Career to Calling program funded by a grant from the Lilly Foundation.
Beckwith is author or editor of more than 15 books and many articles. His most recent publications include Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic (Brazos, 2009). He is former president of the Evangelical Theological Society and board member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
For further information, please call the UST Center for Catholic Studies, (651) 962-5700, or visit https://www.stthomas.edu/cathstudies/biomedrevolution .