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Events at the Divinity School

Upcoming events at the Vanderbilt Divinity School

We invite you to come back to campus October 2-3, 2014 for the 2014 Cole Lectures . This year's lectures will be delivered by Tex Sample, the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at the St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO.

About the Cole Lectures

Philanthropist Edmund W. Cole , president of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad and treasurer of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, endowed the annual Cole Lecture Series in 1892 "for the defense and advocacy of the Christian religion." Cole's gift provided for the first sustained lectureship in the history of Vanderbilt University.

The lectures have been delivered by such distinguished scholars as Harry Emerson Fosdick, George Buttrick, Rudolph Bultmann, H. Richard Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, Walter Brueggemann, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, James Barr, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Cone, Edward Farley, Don Beisswenger, Gene TeSelle, David Buttrick, Jim Wallis, Lamin Sanneh, Mark Noll, Randall Balmer, James Lawson, John O'Malley, R. Scott Appleby and many others.

The Cole Lectures are free and open to the public.