Esther L. Meek speaks at George Fox's Spring Theological Conference

Esther L. MeekGeorge Fox University invites the public to its Spring Theological Conference Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11-12, on our Newberg campus. Esther Lightcap Meek, PhD, is our featured guest, and the conference theme for 2014 is "Loving in Order to Know: A How-to for Knowing and Being."

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, March 11
Meek will speak at an “Intellectual Feast” at 4 p.m. in Room 250 of the university's Hoover Academic Building. That evening, at 7 p.m., she will meet with the university's Philosophy Club, “Sophilo,” at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 12
Meek will be the featured speaker at morning chapel in Bauman Auditorium (10:40 a.m.) and will visit Phil Smith’s Introduction to Philosophy class that afternoon.

The "Intellectual Feast" and chapel session are free and open to the public.

About Esther Lightcap Meek

Esther Lightcap Meek, PhD, is professor of philosophy at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and visiting professor of apologetics at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. A writer, teacher, speaker and conversationalist, Meek especially likes to think and talk about how we know (epistemology). That equates to talking about just about everything in life: identity, vocation, business, learning, research, parenting and Christian discipleship.

Meek is the author of several books, including Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People (Baker, 2003); Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology (Wipf and Stock, 2011); and the newly released A Little Manual for Knowing (Wipf and Stock, 2014). Copies of this most recent book will be available for purchase at the conference.

Born in Philadelphia, Meek attended Cedarville College (BA), Western Kentucky University (MA), Temple University (PhD), as well as studying at Westminster Theological Seminary and Covenant Theological Seminary. Her next book project will be to update and revise her 1983 PhD dissertation for publication as Contact With Reality: Polanyi's Realism and its Value for Christian Faith (Cascade).

More information

For more information about the Spring Theological Conference, call the university’s College of Christian Studies at 503-554-2650.