Academics

Dr. Greg Forster to speak about the essence of democracy

Date posted: March 15, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Dr. Greg Forster, program director for American History, Economics & Religion at the Kern Family Foundation, will speak at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The 4 p.m. lecture is titled "Reflections on the Revolution in Madison: Why Do We Disagree about What Democracy Is?"

What is the real essence of the democracy, which we cherish as a hallmark of our society? How has it developed from its roots in the Graeco-Roman world to its current form in our American republic? What role has Christianity played in its development? Why is it that we now seem to be divided as to what it means and how we are to practice it? Dr. Forster will address these and related issues in his timely lecture.

Dr. Forster is author of The Contested Public Square: The Crisis of Christianity and Politics (IVP, 2008), John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and Starting with Locke (Continuum, 2011). He has contributed to leading scholarly journals including History of Political Thought, Political Theory, Religion & Politics, Education Next, and Teachers College Record. He also is a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Schwan Concert Hall, located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue. For further information, contact Prof. Glen Thompson.