Claremont Lincoln University Provost Featured Speaker At Annual La Sierra University Divinity School Lecture

Philip Clayton, provost at Claremont Lincoln University and Den of the Claremont School of Theology

Philip Clayton, provost at Claremont Lincoln University and Dean of the Claremont School of Theology, will present a guest lecture at La Sierra University titled “What Does It Mean to be Peacemakers in a Divided World” on Saturday, February 23, at 4 pm.

Clayton’s presentation is sponsored by the university’s HMS Richards Divinity School, and is the 2013 Paul J. Lnda Memorial Lecture on Faith and Learning. The annual lectureship annually remembers the research and teaching of the late Paul J. Landa, who taught Christian history at La Sierra for 26 years. Clayton’s lecture will take place in the La Sierra University church.

As a Christian theologian, Clayton has been deeply involved in the emerging church movement, speaking and writing about the evolving understanding of Christian faith in the 21st century and new ways of being and becoming church for our world. His work focuses on Jesus’ radical way of compassion in the gospels. A leading advocate for interreligious dialogue, comparative theologies, and the internationalization of the science-religion dialogue, Clayton has been principal investigator for the “Science and the Spiritual Quest” program.

Clayton received the PhD from Yale University and has taught at Williams College and the California State University, as well as holding guest professorships at the University of Munich, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard University. Clayton specializes in constructive Christian theology, the religion-science debate, comparative theologies, and the philosophy of religion.

Clayton has authored or edited 22 books. Among his works are The Problem of God in Modern Thought; God and Contemporary Science; Explanation from Physics to Theology: An Essay in Rationality and Religion; Quantum Mechanics; Evolution and Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective; Science and the Spiritual Quest; Religion and Science: The Basics; Transforming Christian Theology: For Church and Society; In Quest of Freedom: The Emergence of Spirit in the Natural World; and Adventures in the Spirit: God, World, Divine Action, and The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, Faith.

For more information on the Paul Landa Lecture, contact the Richards Divinity School at 951-785-2041.

PR Contact: Larry Becker
Executive Director of University Relations
La Sierra University
Riverside, California
951.785.2460 (voice)

  • Last update on  February 15, 2013