On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Divinity School celebrated the 150th anniversary of its incorporation and the University of Chicago celebrated its 125th.
Nuveen Panel* on Divinity School History:
Larry Greenfield, DB'66, AM'70, PhD'78
Martin E. Marty, PhD'56
Daniel Meyer, AM'75, PhD'94
About our Speakers:
Larry Greenfield, DB'66, AM'70, PhD'78, Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago, Chair of the Baptist Theological Union, member of the Divinity School Visiting Committee, and former Dean of Students at the Divinity School
Martin Marty, PhD'56, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity
Daniel Meyer, AM'75, PhD'94 (SSD), the University Archivist and Director of the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions
Richard A. Rosengarten, AM’88, PhD’94, Dean
*The panel discussion also served as the 2015 John S. Nuveen Lecture.
John S. Nuveen was one of Chicago’s most influential business leaders and an active civil and cultural leader with ties to many educational institutions. At the University of Chicago, he served as chairman of the University’s Alumni Association and as a trustee of the Baptist Theological Union, who established the Nuveen lecture in 1972 and manage an endowment that supports the University of Chicago Divinity School. Each year, a prominent member of the University's faculty is invited by the BTU and the Divinity School to deliver the lecture. Past lecturers have included Janet Rowley, Jonathan Lear, and Leon Kass.