William H. and Rita Bell Distinguished Visiting Lecturer for 2014 Announced

Monday, January 27, 2014


The Philosophy and Religion Department of The University of announced Professor Sarah Coakley will be the William H. and Rita Bell Distinguished Visiting Lecturer for 2014.  Prof. Coakley is the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, where she holds the established chair in philosophy of religion, and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. A leading Anglican theologian, she has previously held positions at the Universities of Lancaster, Oxford, and Harvard, and a visiting professorship at Princeton. In 2012, She delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at Aberdeen, “Sacrifice Regained: Evolution, Cooperation and God.” In 2012 she was also elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Professor Coakley's lecture will be titled: 'Beyond Sacrifice? The Eucharist, Violence and Gender in a World in Need of Altruism'. The Lecture has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the OneOK room in Helmerich Hall on The University of Tulsa campus.

Stephen Gardner