Sarah Williams: The Integration of Heart & Mind – St. Bernard of Clairvaux for the Postmodern Academy

Date(s) - May 10, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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One of the highlights of Regent Summer Programs is our free Evening Public Lectures. This series always features a wide range of professors and topics, and this year is no exception. All lectures will be streamed online, so invite a friend and join us!

In this lecture, Sarah Williams reflects from a personal perspective on the challenges of life and learning in the post-modern academy. Using St Bernard of Clairvaux’s spiritual classic On the Steps of Humility and Pride (c1120) as an interpretative lens, she re-considers the spiritual practices that foster intimacy with God amidst the pressures and temptations of intellectual work in higher education. How can we love God with our minds as well as our hearts? And how can such love be expressed in ways that reflect the radical humility of Christ?

Sarah Williams is Research Professor in the History of Christianity at Regent College. She is a specialist in the field of nineteenth- and twentieth-century cultural history, with a particular interest in cultural understandings of gender, identity, and personhood.

Dr. Williams will be teaching the course Church and State in the Modern & Post-Modern World from June 28–July 2 as part of our 2021 Summer Programs.

Visit our YouTube channel for more video content from Regent College, or tune in here to watch this event at Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:30PM Pacific Time.

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