The 2011 Integration Symposium was held February 16 & 17, 2011. To see the Video, please visit http://vimeo.com/album/1537339.
Please note that Dr. Hauerwas' lectures are now available through iTunes University.
- Gain access to an iTunes store and click on iTunes U in the menu across the top.
- On the right side of the screen, click on Colleges and Universities under iTUNES U QUICK LINKS.
- Click on Fuller Theological Seminary.
- On the right side of the screen, you will find "Top Collections" under which Dr. Hauerwas is currently #7 & #8.
- You can also find his lectures if you scroll down to Psychology and Faith.
REFLECTIONS ON GOD AND MENTAL ILLNESS
Professor Stanley Hauerwas was the speaker of the 2011 integration symposium.
Professor Hauerwas has sought to
recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the
Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the
church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work
cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic
theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the
philosophy of social science and medical ethics.
Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert
T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke
University. He holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School. A
graduate of Yale Divinity School (B.D. 1965) and Yale University Graduate
School (M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D. 1968), Hauerwas did his undergraduate work at
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. He taught at Augustana
College and the University of Notre Dame before he joined the faculty of Duke
University in 1984.
Hauerwas was named "America’s Best Theologian" by Time magazine in
2001. He has delivered many lectures across the U.S. as well as overseas, and
delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in
the year 2000-2001. Though he is often identified as an ethicist, his
work is more properly described as theology. His primary intent is to
show in what way theological convictions make no sense unless they are actually
embodied in our lives. To that end, his work draws on a great range of
literatures -- from classical, philosophical, and theological texts to contemporary
political theory. He also works in medical ethics, issues of war and
peace, and the care of the mentally handicapped.
His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social
Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of
the 20th century. He published With the Grain of the Universe: The
Church's Witness and Natural Theology (Brazos, 2001), edited Dissent
from the Homeland: Essays after September 11 (Duke University Press,
2003), and authored Performing the Faith: Bonhoeffer and the Practice of
Nonviolence (Brazos, 2004). Dr. Hauerwas also authored Matthew: Brazos Theological Commentary on
the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2006) and The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of
God, (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007).
- Lecture 1 - Wednesday, Feb 16, 10am - 12pm (Travis Auditorium/ Payton 101 overflow)
- Mental Illness: My Story
- The first lecture told the story of Dr. Hauerwas' marriage to someone suffering from bi-polar illness. In particular, he focused on the suffering and pain the illness entails for the one so affected.
- Lecture 2 - Wednesday, Feb 16, 7 - 9pm (First United Methodist Church of Pasadena)
- Enduring: How To Go On
- The second lecture focused on the person who lives with a mentally ill individual. The lecture addressed the loneliness mental illness creates, a loneliness made even more poignant by the destruction of our language that occurs in the face of mental illness.
- Lecture 3 - Thursday, Feb 17, 7 - 9pm (First United Methodist Church of Pasadena)
- God and the Mentally Ill
- The final lecture was built on the previous presentations and explored the theological challenge mental illness presents. Given the inadequacy of our current language for mental illness, what language is faithful to the experience of the ill person and faithful to the theological heritage of the Christian community?
The Integration Symposium took place in Travis Auditorium and the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena.
For more information about registration or program details, please contact:
Christine Tzeng - Faculty Assistant
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Dr. Alvin Dueck - Chair of Integration
Fuller Graduate School of Pscyhology