Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will present the annual J. Hubert Henderson Conference on Church and Ministry Fri., April 30 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. This year’s lecturer is Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. Volf will address “The God of Jesus Christ and the God of Qu’ran”.

Volf will consider the implications of Christian and Islamic conceptions of God for our faith and inter-religious dialogue while specially addressing “The Same God? Why Does it Matter?”, “The Same God? How Do We Decide?”, and “The Same God? What about the Trinity?”.

These lectures are free and open to the public. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu for more information. Event brochure

Miroslav Volf serves as director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School. He is a graduate of the Evangelical-Theological Faculty, Zagreb, Croatia (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A.), and the University of Tübingen, Germany (Dr. Theol.). A native of Croatia, Volf has forged a theology of forgiveness and non-violence in the face of the violence experienced in Croatia and Serbia in the 1990s. Volf’s recent books include Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006); Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award. A member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (most recently in Christian-Muslim dialogue).

The Henderson Lectures are named in honor of alumnus the Rev. J. Hubert “Hub” Henderson who was a member of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for 27 years, serving as president of the Board for part of that period.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.