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Dr. Richard J. Mouw to Deliver Convocation Address

EVANSTON, Illinois, August 2011 – Dr. Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s convocation the opening day of the fall semester, September 6, 2011, at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful.

Richard_MouwDr. Mouw has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993.  He joined the faculty in 1985 as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics and has also held the positions of provost and senior vice president.  Prior to coming to Fuller, Mouw served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College. He currently serves as president of the Association of Theological Schools. A graduate of Houghton College, Mouw studied at Western Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Chicago. He was awarded the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life in 2007 by Princeton Theological Seminary.

Among the 17 books Dr. Mouw has published are: The God Who Commands (1991), Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport (2004), Praying at Burger King (2006), Reformed Mission in an Age of World Christianity: Ideas for the 21st Century (2011), and an expanded and revised edition of Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World (2010). He is also a panelist on the online forum “On Faith” offered by Newsweek and the Washington Post. In addition to his teaching and leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Mouw is active in numerous ecumenical and interfaith activities and currently represents the Presbyterian Church (USA) as co-chair of the official Reformed-Catholic Dialogue.

Garrett-Evangelical’s convocation is open to the public and will be broadcast live from the seminary’s website, Online viewers will need to download and install Apple's free QuickTime Player. Viewers may tune in as early as 11:00 a.m.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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