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HIU Welcomes South African Scholar in Residence

Posted: October 26, 2015

Hope International University welcomes Dr. Duncan Reyburn as a Visiting Scholar in Residence from November 1 through November 14, 2015. Dr. Reyburn is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the University of Pretoria, South Africa—the largest university in Africa.

During his residence at HIU, Dr. Reyburn will be giving multiple guest lectures and a special chapel message on November 10. He will also be part of a special lecture with HIU Professor Dr. Blair Wilgus. The event will explore the topics of violence, film and the Hebrew Bible. Dr. Reyburn will also be conducting research for his current book projects.

Before shifting his focus to academia, he worked as an animator, comics artist, designer, design consultant, illustrator and television commercial director. In his teaching and writing, he has a particular interest in the intersection between philosophical hermeneutics, (political) theology, mimetic theory and visual culture, but his main focus is on the philosophies of G. K. Chesterton. Duncan is widely published in academic journals and a few books, and is currently completing a book on Chesterton — Seeing Things As They Are: G. K. Chesterton and the Drama of Meaning (Cascade Books), which will be out in the very near future. He is also co-authoring a book on political theology and sport and co-editing another one on theologies of failure with HIU Professor Dr. Roberto Sirvent.

Dr. Reyburn’s visit is made possible by the generous support of Kent Anderson, Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies, and HIU’s Center for Public Leadership.