Steven Justice

does believing corrupt thinking?

There is a widespread assumption that intellectual inquiry is often hampered by religious belief. On this view, the religious believer must bracket her faith when she engages in intellectual inquiry.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Free and open to the public.


O'Shaughnessey Educational Center Auditorium

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. 

Steven Justice is Chancellor's Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and the founding President of the Berkeley Institute. He teaches a variety of topics in medieval literary history, including medieval religious thought, medieval Latin, classical traditions in medieval literature, the western tradition in literature, literary criticism, and Old English language and literature.   Justice has been a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Council of the Humanities Fellow at Princeton University, and Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Huntington Library, and the University of California. He is the author of Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 (University of California Press, 1994), Adam Usk's Secret, (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming), and numerous essays. In 1995 he received the MLA Prize for Best First Book. Justice received his BA in English from Yale College and his PhD in English from Princeton University.

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