God’s name in vain

Stephen Carter

Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter lectures on religion in politics Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Launer Auditorium

Stephen L. Carter, a Yale law professor, acclaimed author and leading intellect in law, religion and culture, will lecture on “God’s Name in Vain: Religion in Politics” on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitors may park in the parking lot at 10th and Rogers streets or in the Tenth Street Center parking lot. Click here for a campus map. http://www.ccis.edu/about/campusmap.asp

Carter, a Stanford graduate, attended Yale Law School where he was a notes editor of the Yale Law Journal. He served as a law clerk for Judge Spotswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and later for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States. Currently serving as the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, Carter teaches courses on law and religion, intellectual property, contracts, professional responsibility, lying and secrets, and the ethics of warfare.

last year's Shiffman lecture
His first novel, “The Emperor of Ocean Park,” spent 11 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List. His nonfiction books include “The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion;” “Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy;” and “God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics.” His most recent nonfiction book is “The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama.”

Carter’s lecture is the 10th annual Althea W. and John A. Schiffman Lecture in Religious Studies. The series draws noted scholars to the college to lecture on the influence of religion in politics, culture and education and how religion has shaped and continues to shape major issues of our day.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be there! This is right up my ally!!

Bombchelle said...

Will he be in California anytime soon? Would love to hear this lecture!

Columbia College said...

You might want to check his website, http://www.stephencarterbooks.com/ -- there are no upcoming appearances I can see. It looks like a group can schedule a phone appearance, however.

clayton said...

If someone holds religious beliefs it should be kept private and have nothing to do with politics.

tacomaa1 said...

I like what clayton said regarding keeping religous beliefs within the home and church and out of poitics, lawmaking, etc...each and every one of the religious faiths of the world stem from ancient mythology and therefore should never be taught to children a fact, that's absolute brainwash and christian people are the worst and most arrogant about spreading this garbage and degrading any beliefs of others that dont agree. after all, we're in modern times and we're thinking,reasoning,intellectual peacful, tolerant beings..not ignorant, superstitious,intolerant, racist,sexist,homophobic, violent beings...right?