Thulin Lecture Archives

Past Thulin Lectures

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Chair of the Center for African-American Studies and
William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Princeton University
“An Uncommon Faith: W.E.B. Du Bois and African American Religion"
April 13, 2017
Video from the event is available here.

Garry Wills

Professor of History Emeritus, Northwestern University
Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the 1998 National Medal for the Humanities, the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, the 1979 Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians, and the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction
“Earth, Our Home: A Theology of Nature”
April 21, 2016
Video from the event is available here.

Vasudha Narayanan

Distinguished Professor of Religion, University of Florida
Founding Director, Center for the Study of Hebrew Traditions
“Global Hinduism”
April 9, 2014

Moshe Halbertal

Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Hebrew University
Recipient of the Rothschild Foundation’s Bruno Award and the Goren Goldstein Award for the “Best Book in Jewish Thought” in the years 1997-2000.
“A Talmudic Perspective on Charity and Dignity” 
September 12, 2013

Martin E. Marty

Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
Recipient of seventy-five honorary doctorates, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
“Because I Am a Citizen: Religion and the Common Good in Today's America" 
April 12, 2012
Video from the event is available here.

John L. Esposito

Professor of Religion and International Affairs, and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Walsh School of Foreign Service 
"The Future of Islam & US-Muslim World Relations"
April 14, 2011
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

Sabina Alkire

Director, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford
"How an Adequate Notion of Human Flourishing Challenges Economics"
April 7, 2010
Video and audio from the event is available here.
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

Jon Butler

Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies, Yale University 
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
"The Surprise of Religion in Modern America"
March 10, 2009
Photographs, video, and audio from the event can be found here.
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza 

Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School 
"Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire"
April 10, 2008
Photographs, video, and audio from the event can be found here
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

Charles E. Curran 

Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values, Southern Methodist University
"The Church and Politics" 
March 29, 2007
Photographs from the event can be found here
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge 

Stanley Hauerwas

Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University Divinity School
"Sacrificing the Sacrifices of War"
April 6, 2006
A set of web pages developed by David Suryk devoted to Prof. Hauerwas's visit to UIUC that include an audio recording of the Thulin Lecture by Professor Hauerwas can be found here.
Photographs from the event can be found here.
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

David R. Loy

Professor at the Faculty of International Studies, Bunkyo University
"The Religion of the Market"
April 5, 2005
FOCUS 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

Diana Eck

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Harvard University
"America's Religious Pluralism: Challenges for the New Century"
April 15, 2004
Focus 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge

Farid Esack

Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Hamburg
"Between Playing Dead and Asserting Faith: Progressive Islam and the Clash of Civilizations"
April 3, 2003
Focus 580 WILL radio interview with David Inge