The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) weekly lunch seminar will feature Professor Ellen Charry as the guest speaker on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Charry will discuss "Recovering Muslim-Christian Conversation through ‘A Common Word'." PORDIR lunches are open to program fellows and invited faculty only.
Ellen Charry is the Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. in religion from Temple University following the M.S.W. from Yeshiva University and the B.A. from Barnard College. Her interest is in human flourishing in Christian perspective. Her monographs are Franz Rosensweig on the Freedom of God (1987), By the Renewing of your Minds (1997), and God and the Art of Happiness (2010). Her edited works are Inquiring after God (2000), Same-Sex Relationships and the Nature of Marriage: A Theological Colloquy (Anglican Theological Review, 2011), and Austin Dogmatics of Paul M. van Buren (2012). She is past editor of Theology Today (1997–2004), and was a member of the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church (1998–2010), and a member of the Pursuit of Happiness Project at the Center for Law and Religion at Emory University sponsored by the Templeton Foundation (2007–2010). Charry has served on the editorial boards of theScottish Journal of Theology and Pro Ecclesia. She currently serves as an editor-at-large for The Christian Century.