Seattle University Christian ethics Professor Gary Chamberlain will discuss “Spirit Hovers over the Waters: Stories of Saving Waters and Saving the Waters,” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga University School of Law.
The lecture, sponsored by Gonzaga’s Thematic Programming Committee, is free and open to the public. Chamberlain will discuss ways to recover the strong and sacred emphasis of various religious traditions on the central place of water in our physical, spiritual, and psychic lives and in our communities. He will focus on Christianity in particular with a view to motivating people to take action toward preserving and fostering the sacred waters of earth and of all of us water creatures.
Chamberlain, who teaches in the theology and religious studies department at Seattle U., regularly teaches courses in peace and social justice, ecology and religion, human sexuality, and faith and morality. His most recent book, “Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis,” was published in 2008 (Rowman and Littlefield Press).
Chamberlain also authored “Fostering Faith,” (1989; Paulist Press) and co-edited, with Rev. Patrick Howell, S.J., “Empowering Authority,” (1990; Sheed and Ward). Chamberlain also has presented the results of his scholarship for several years at local, regional, national and international conferences.
For more information, please contact Erik Schmidt, assistant professor of philosophy at Gonzaga, at (509) 313-5975 or via e-mail.