MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host Dr. Daniel M. Bell Jr. of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary for the 2013-2014 Lecture/Artist Series. Dr. Bell's presentation, "The Politics of Holiness," will take place on September 26 at 7:15 p.m. in room 133 of the Jetter School of Business and on September 27 at 10:20 a.m. in the R. R. Hodges Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Professor of Theology and Ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Dr. Bell earned a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Theology and Ethics from Duke University. He is also the author of several books, including Liberation Theology After the End of History (Routledge, 2001), Just War as Christian Discipleship (Brazos, 2009), and The Economy of Desire: Christian and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic, 2012).
Dr. Bell is a popular speaker at colleges and universities, campus ministries, and churches on topics such as war and peace, the moral life, stewardship, and the mission of the church today. He has presented papers before distinguished organizations such as the Latin American Studies Association International Congress, the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Irish School of Ecumenics. His work has appeared in various journals including Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Modern Theology, Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Communio, Cross-Currents, and Studies in Christians Ethics.
Dr. Bell is active in Habitat for Humanity and prison ministry, has lead study seminars to Mexico, and regularly takes students on cross cultural trips to Honduras and Haiti. He is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church and serves as the Director of Methodist Studies.