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Boston College philosopher to speak at UI Sept. 19-20

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Peter Kreeft, a professor of philosophy at Boston College, will discuss the question, "Can Society Survive Moral Relativism" in a public lecture Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the UI Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The lecture is part of the Geneva Lecture Series in cooperation with the UI Lecture Committee, Mustard Seed Catholic Books, and more than 20 local churches and student organizations.

Kreeft is a popular Christian speaker and the author of 38 books on topics including biblical studies, philosophical questions, moral relativism, and heaven and hell. Kreeft is also an expert on C.S. Lewis and has written three books about him.

While he is in Iowa City, Kreeft will participate in a symposium, "What Christians Can Learn from Confucius, Buddha, Muhammed, and Moses," which will be Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in the English-Philosophy Building. He will also lead a workshop on Christian apologetics Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Illinois Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.

All presentations are open to the public; however, advance registration and a $5 donation are requested for the workshop. For registration or other information, contact Jason Chen, Campus Minister, at (319) 341-0007.

9/12/97