Phone: (504) 866-8793
Director: Ronna Burger
Secretary: Nancy Tatarski
Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel:
1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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October 24, 2013 - 7 p.m. - Rogers Memorial Chapel
Wilfred McClay holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and served for eleven years as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board for the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America (1994), which won the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians, The Student’s Guide to U.S. History (2001), Religion Returns to the Public Square (2003), Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past (2007), and the forthcoming Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Public Life in Modern America. He taught in the Tulane History Department from 1987 to 1999.
Lectures are in the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, Newcomb Campus of Tulane University, 1229 Broadway. They are open to the University community and public at no charge. For further information call 504-866-8793 or e-mail email@example.com.
We are very sad to announce the passing, within just a few months of one another, of Frank Birtel (September 1, 2011) and Father Val McInnes (November 22, 2011). Dr. Birtel was a Professor in the Mathematics Department at Tulane, later University Provost, and Father McInnes was originally Chaplain of the Tulane Catholic Center.Working together to found the Judeo-Christian Studies Chair in 1979, they co-directed the prestigious lecture series since then and published a series of volumes based on it.The continuing program is their legacy.
Obituary for Professor Birtel
Obituary for Father McInnes
Prof. Ronna Burger, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, is the Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair in Judeo-Christian Studies. This chair was endowed through a generous gift of Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman. Prof. Burger’s intellectual path has taken her from an early interest in the Bible and its interpretation to Greek philosophy and most recently to the question of the relation between them. This path is reflected in her scholarly pursuits and her teaching at Tulane, where she has found an intellectual home for over three decades.
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