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Fresno, CA 93702
In the 2004-05 senior professionals seminar schedule, a mini-series focused on Miroslav Volf’s premier book, Exclusion and Embrace (Abingdon Press, 1996). At the time he wrote the book, he was on the faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is now the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.
Exclusion and Embrace was Volf’s reflections as a Croatian Christian on the Balkan crisis of the 1990s. He has continued to write and publish out of this context, and continues his membership in the Evangelical Church in Croatia as well as the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. His work now also includes the larger ecumenical world, as reflected in the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He is an advocate of and participant in a variety of interfaith dialogues. Among his most recent books is Allah: A Christian Response (2011).
An invitation for Volf to address the Fresno community has come through and in cooperation with the university. Volf’s initial response has been affirmative, with details yet to be worked out at the time of the publication of this spring seminar series.
Council of Senior Professionals:
The Fresno Pacific University Council of Senior Professionals was established in 2002 to recognize and encourage continuing contributions by senior university and seminary faculty. The council brings together senior scholars, artists, educators, church leaders and other professionals to pursue mutual interests in an academic community that benefits the university, seminary, church and community.
The mission of the Council of Senior Professionals is to serve as a senior resource group to the sponsoring institutions and the larger church and community, and to support each other as members, both individually and collectively, in pursuit of continuing (a) inquiry and learning, (b) research, writing and other creative work and (c) service to the university and seminary, church and world.
In weekly seminars, members, visiting professionals and others share their work and pursue topics of historical and current interest.