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The Benjamin Eby Lecture

Painting of Andre Trocme and photo of professor Alicia BattenAbout the Benjamin Eby Lecture

The Benjamin Eby Lecture is an annual lecture that presents the research of a faculty member at Conrad Grebel University College. It is named after Benjamin Eby (1785-1853), an early educator and Mennonite church leader in Waterloo County.

Upcoming lecture

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:30 PM
Conrad Grebel University College Chapel
140 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON

"Memory, Identity, and the Sermon on the Mount: The Case of André Trocmé."

The communities of the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon in France have become famous for their efforts to rescue refugees fleeing from authorities during WWII. One of the leaders in particular, pastor André Trocmé, has received considerable attention. This presentation centres upon Trocmé’s interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount at various points in his life, and explores how social memory and identity figure significantly in the interpretation and use of biblical texts.

The 2018 Eby Lecturer will feature Professor Alicia Batten. Her research focuses upon the origins and development of early Christianity, as well as the history of biblical interpretation.

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For more information on the lecture, contact infocguc@uwaterloo.ca or call at 519-885-0220 x24264.

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Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.