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 Wheaton College Professor to Lecture on Iraq, Latin America Connection 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/21/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

WHEATON COLLEGE PROFESSOR TO LECTURE ON IRAQ, LATIN AMERICA CONNECTION

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Dr. Lindy Scott, a Wheaton College associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies and director of its Center for Applied Christian Ethics, will deliver “Iraq: What We Should have Learned from Latin America” when he lectures at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Slippery Rock University.

           The free address will be presented in Strain Behavioral Science Building Auditorium. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. in Bailey Library’s Special Collections Room.

           Scott, an author and national speaker, earned a doctorate in church and society from Northwestern University, a master of arts degree in New Testament, a master of divinity from Trinity International University and a bachelor of arts in sociology and philosophy from Ohio University.

        Prior to joining the Wheaton faculty, Scott taught 15 years in universities and seminaries in Mexico, including the National Autonomous University of Mexico. A thought-provoking speaker and educator, he received the Teacher of the Year award from Wheaton students in 2000.

        His most recent book, co-authored with C. Rene Padilla, is titled “Terrorism and the War in Iraq: A Christian Word from Latin America.” He has also authored or edited eight other books.

        Active internationally in the Latin American community, Scott is North American regional director for the Latin American Theological Fraternity and editor of the new Latin American Theological Journal.

        Currently on sabbatical, he has spoken in the United States and abroad on a Christian response to terrorism, the war in Iraq and international poverty. Presenting to individual classes, seminars, and campus forums, he has most recently lectured at U.S. colleges, including Princeton Seminary, Eastern University, Wheaton College, Eastern Seminary,Fuller Seminary, Westmont College, Calvin College and Azusa Pacific University.

            The program is co-sponsored by SRU’s Commonwealth Association of Students, the Office of International Initiatives, the departments of English, history, philosophy and political science, the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, Bailey Library and the Slippery Rock Peace and Justice Coalition.

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