- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
- 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
- Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
John Witte, Jr. kicks off the January Series 2009.
John Calvin called for the separation of church and state but not the division of religion and politics. He advocated human rights but always with corresponding religious duties. He accepted democracy and rule of law but within the confines of a refined and rigorous Christian republicanism. In this lecture celebrating the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, one of the world's leading scholars of law and religion assesses Calvin's political legacy and its enduring lessons for us still today. John Witte, Jr. is opening the January Series as part of the year long celebration of John Calvin's 500th birthday that is taking place on our campus and around the world in 2009. We are pleased to have him on the January Series 2009!