Witherspoon Lecture Presents “Neighboring Faiths: Jews, Christians and Muslims”

David Nirenberg of The University of Chicago will deliver the 33rd Annual Loy H. Witherspoon Lecture on Monday, February 6 at UNC Charlotte, Center City.

This year’s lecture, entitled Neighboring Faiths: Jews, Christians and Muslims, will take a look at how Jewish, Christian and Islamic societies have interacted with and thought about each other from their origins to present day.

Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought and History and Dean of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.

A reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. Ninth Street, Charlotte 28202).

The Witherspoon Lecture is open to the public without change, but RSVPs are requested. Please register at JennaCBaker@uncc.edu or call (704) 687-5187.

Complimentary parking is available with a special permit in the lot at 422 E. 9th St., directly across Brevard from UNC Charlotte Center City. Instructions for obtaining a permit will be sent to those who RSVP before the lecture.

The Loy H. Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies, the oldest and most prestigious endowed lecture series at UNC Charlotte, was established in 1984 to honor the distinguished career and service of Professor Loy H. Witherspoon, the first chairperson of the department of religious studies at UNC Charlotte. He was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion when he died on Jan. 15, 2017.

Religious studies is a department of the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. For more information about the department and the Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies, visit the department’s website.

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