Esteemed scholar and diplomat to discuss interaction between faith, work, and economics
Respected author, theologian, philosopher, and columnist Michael Novak will speak on “The Moral Foundation of Markets” on Thursday, April 15, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Travis Auditorium on Fuller’s Pasadena campus.
Drawing on a lifetime of respected research and reflection on the philosophy and theology of culture, Novak will discuss the interaction between faith, work, and society. His talk, which will touch on social, moral, and economic issues—and on the ways faith can inform one’s work—will appeal to those in academia, ministry, or the marketplace. It will include a time for questions and answers.
The event, which is sponsored by the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller, is free and open to the public.
The author of 28 books, Novak is most widely known for his work The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, as well as Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life and No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers. He is currently the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy of the American Enterprise Institute and has been on the faculty of Harvard University, Stanford University, the State University of New York at Old Westbury, Syracuse University, and the University of Notre Dame. In 1994 he received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
In addition to his scholarly work, Novak has been the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He has also been a member of the National Endowment for Democracy Board, the International Broadcasting Board, the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice, and an advisor to the White House Office of Ethnic Affairs.
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