The McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship is a five-year series of lectures running from 2013 to 2018, hosted by the McDonald Agape Foundation and CSLR.
2018: Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?
Alonzo McDonald: Welcome message
Mary Ann Glendon: Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?
Sir Mark Hedley: Reflections on Religious Liberty from the Judicial Bench
Mark Hill, QC, and John Witte, Jr.: Historical Hinterlands: United Kingdom and the United States
Norman Doe and Richard Garnett: Religious Freedom and the Churches in the 21st Century
Roger Trigg and Francis Beckwith: Freedom - of Conscious or Religion?
Julian Rivers and Kathleen Brady: Religious Freedom Versus Equality Law?
Nigel Biggar and Cécile Laborde: Religious Establishment: Can It Be Liberal Enough?
McDonald 2018: Closing Panel Discussion
2017: The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: An International Conference
Wolfgang Huber: Worldly Worship: Reformation and Economic Ethics
Michael Welker: The European Reformation: Advocacy of Education and Liberation
Timothy Albrecht: Organ Concert on Johann Sebastian Bach
The Enduring Lessons of the Protestant Reformation
Wolfgang Huber, Michael Welker, and Jeremy Begbie sit on this panel, moderated by Frank Alexander.
John Witte, Jr.: Freedom of a Christian: Luther's Contribution to Law, Liberty, and Dignity
Mia Korpiola: The Reformation of Family Law in Sweden: Continuity and Change
Jonathan Walton: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Consumption
Margot Käßmann: The Challenges of 16th Century Europe and our Global Challenges Today
2016: Christianity and Human Flourishing: The Role of Law and Politics
David Hempton, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity and Dean of Harvard Divinity School, and Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, delivered these plenary lectures.
2015: What Does Christian Theology Offer the World of Law?
Richard Hays, Dean and George Washinton Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, and Michael Welker, Senior Professor of Systematic Theology and executive director at the Research Center for International and Interdisciplinary Theology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, delivered these plenary lectures.
2014: Christianity and Human Rights
Stanley Hauerwas: What's Wrong with Rights? Christian Perspectives Pro and Con
Nigel Biggar: Imprudent Jurisprudence? Human Rights and Moral Contingency
Robert Franklin: Do We Still Believe in Redemption? Restoring the Rights of the Incarcerated Masses
Jean Porter: The Catholic Foundations of Human Rights
F. Russell Hittinger: The Dignity of the Search for God
Helene Alvaré: Fraught Encounters: Religious Freedom, Women's Rights, and Sexual Expression
John Witte, Jr: The Challenges of Christianity and Human Rights
Earlier McDonald Lectures
Michael Welker: The Power of Mercy in Biblical Law
Luke Timothy Johnson: Jesus and the Law of Marriage and Divorce
Nicholas Woltersdorff: Speaking Up for Rights
John Witte, Jr.: The Separation of Church and State: There Is No Wall