Multnomah's Spring Lectureship will feature Dr. Harold A. Netland, professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. The lecture series, titled "Thinking Christianly About Religious Diversity," will take place April 5-8.
Dr. Netland will address such issues as religious diversity in the West, religious pluralism, religious diversity and missiological approaches to religion. His areas of expertise include the epistemology of religion, apologetics and missions in East Asia.
Prior to his work at Trinity Evangelical, Dr. Netland was a missionary in Japan for eight years. He spent part of his time teaching at Tokyo Christian University.
Dr. Netland earned a bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies and history from Biola College and then a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy from Claremont Graduate School. His post-doctorate work includes studies of the Japanese language and culture at the International Christian University in Tokyo and theology and missions at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Netland will have dinner with Japanese-speaking students April 5, from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in SC1. Contact Emi Koe at ext. 414 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend. The ability to speak Japanese is required to attend.