Arnold Lowe Lecture Series

The Arnold Lowe Lectureship at Macalester College was established in 1984 in honor of Arnold H. Lowe (1889-1977), pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis from 1941 to 1965. He also served for twelve years as the President of the Board of Trustees of Macalester.

The Lowe Lectureship is made possible through an endowment fund provided by the Dayton family of Minneapolis. The endowment also sustains the Arnold Lowe Professorship in Ecumenical Studies. The purpose of the Lectureship is to further ecumenical understanding and discussion both within the Christian tradition and in relation to other religious traditions.

2013 Arnold Lowe Lecture

Dale Martin

Armed and Not Dangerous: Jesus in Jerusalem
March 7, 2013
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Professor Dale B. Martin, Woolsey Professor, Yale University

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Robert Orsi

2012 Arnold Lowe Lecture

Secrets of the Confessional: Children, the Sacrament of Penance, and the Making of 20th Century U.S. Catholicism
February 12, 2012
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Professor Robert Orsi, Northwestern University

The Lowe Lecture will be followed this year by a series of lectures on American Religion, all on Sunday afternoon.

2010 Arnold Lowe Lecture

Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach
October 10, 2010
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Professor Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago

Black and White and Read all Over: Appropriations of the Ten Commandments in Two New Religions.
April 22, 2010
Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel
Professor Eugene Gallager, Conneticut College

2007-2008 Arnold Lowe Lecture

Lessons from Bin Laden
September 27, 2007
Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel
Professor Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University

Read an excerpt from Professor Lawrence's book The Qur'an: A Biography.

Visit Professor Lawrence's personal website.