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GTU Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Fumitaka Matsuoka

November 11, 2008 at 6:00pm

PSR's Fumitaka Matsuoka, Robert Gordon Sproul Professor of Theology and Executive Director of the PANA Institute, will deliver this year's GTU distinguished faculty lecture: "Learning to Speak a New Tongue: Imagining a Way that Holds People Together."

Asian Americans have learned to speak a "second tongue" along with the historically constructed "first tongue" of democratic freedom. Our second tongue may provide a clue to forging a new architecture toward building a peoplehood in an increasingly interrlated and yet fragmented in which Americans live.

The respondent will be Judith Berling, professor of Chinese and comparative religions at GTU. The event will take place at the Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion; reception to follow in the Bade Museum.