The Armstrong Lecture

The Armstrong Lectures at Kalamazoo College are made possible by the Homer J. Armstrong Endowment in Religion. Established in 1969 in honor of Dr. Homer J. Armstrong, eminent pastor and long-time trustee of Kalamazoo College. The fund was provided through the generosity of numerous friends of the College.

The Fall 2024 Armstrong Lecture

October 2024 (Date TBD)
4:15 p.m. EST
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

Followed by a Meet and Greet reception with Dr. Moss

This year’s guest speaker is Professor Candida Moss.

Candida Moss

Dr. Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, UK and a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. She was born in London, England, graduated from the  University of Oxford, and received advanced degrees from Yale University. Prior to taking up the chair at the University of Birmingham, she taught at the University of Notre Dame.

Her area of specialization is ancient history and early Christianity, and the New Testament in particular. Most of her work is on this with particular focuses on martyrdom, persecution, disability, enslavement and other questions to do with marginalized groups.

The lecture is free and open the public

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Past Guest Lecturers

2024, May 2. Dr. Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha
2023, May 2, Dr. Edward Curtis
2021, October 27: Dr. Andrea Jain
2021, February 23: Dr. Amanullah De Sondy
2019, May 7: Dr. Robert Orsi
2018, March 5: Dr. Judith Weisenfeld
2017, February 15: Dr. Tisa Wenger
2016, May 4: Dr. Sufia Uddin
2015, May 13: Dr. Kathryn Lofton
2014, May 15: Dr. Pamela Klassen
2013, April 10: Dr. Karen King
2012, May 14: Dr. Ann Taves
2010, October 21: Dr. David Hackett
2010, February 15: Dr. Wendy Dongier
2008, May 01: Dr. Emilie M. Townes
2006, October 12: Dr. Vasudha Narayanan
2005, November 3: Dr. Bernard McGinn