Christian Scholars' Conference: Charles Mathewes

Christian Scholars' Conference: Charles Mathewes is in the past.

The 33rd annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference hosted by Lipscomb University on June 6-8, will bring more than 500 theologians and faith leaders from almost 100 different universities to participate in 92 paper, panel or performance sessions exploring the theme “Crisis in Ethics: theology, business, law and the liberal and fine arts.”

Four conference events are free and open to the general public and one ticketed event exploring aspects of ethics and theology will be open to the public during the course of the conference.

For a full schedule of the conference and information on registration, go to


Keynote Speaker:
Charles Mathewes: "The Future of Political Theology”

Thursday, June 6
10:45 a.m., Collins Alumni Auditorium

Charles Mathewes is professor of religious studies and director of the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion at the University of Virginia. Mathewes has authored several books, including Evil and the Augustinian Tradition, A Theology of Public Life, Understanding Religious Ethics and The Republic of Grace.  In 2003 at the age of 34 he was appointed editor of “The Journal of the American Academy of Religion,” the flagship journal in the field of religious studies, and is the youngest editor ever of that journal, where his tenure ended in 2010.

In 2011 he was appointed the chair of the Committee on the Future of Christian Ethics by the Society of Christian Ethics.