Dr. Belden Lane, Professor of Theological Studies , was selected as the Fall 2010 speaker. Dr. Lane spoke on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in the Busch Student Center room 170. The title of his presentations was "Just to Be is a Blessing; Just to Live is Holy."
Dr. Lane received his B.A. from Florida State University, his B.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Lane arrived at Saint Louis University in 1977 and he teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Lane received the SGA Faculty Excellence Award in 2008.
Dr. Lane teaches in the areas of American religion, the history of spirituality, and the connections between geography and faith. The relationship of Christian spirituality to the wonder and beauty of the natural world is close to his heart whether seen in the earth-sensitive practices of Celtic spirituality or Calvin and Edwards' perception of the world as a theater of God's glory in the Reformed tradition. His interests include wilderness backpacking in the Ozarks, the magic of storytelling, the history of Desert Spirituality, exposing students to urban poverty through Karen House (the Catholic Worker), and the poetry of Rumi and Wendell Berry.
Dr. Lane's Last Lecture, Fall 2010