Timothy Knepper, associate professor of philosophy and department chair at Drake University, is delivering a lecture on the topic of Christian mysticism as part of the Comparison Project’s fall programming. His lecture titled, “How To Speak About An Unspeakable God: The Christian Mysticism of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite” will take place on Dec. 5 from 7–9 p.m. in the Sussman Theater of Drake’s Olmsted Center.
Knepper is director of the Comparison Project, which is a series of public lectures and events that explore various philosophies of religion. Knepper teaches the philosophy of religion, comparative religion, late ancient Neoplatonism, and mystical discourse, and has authored The Ends of Philosophy of Religion (2013) and Negating Negation (2014). He is currently working on edited collections for the “Philosophy of Religion for Religious Studies” and “Discourses of Ineffability in Comparative Perspective.”
The Comparison Project is generously supported by the Drake University Humanities Center, Humanities Iowa, the Medbury Fund, the Drake University Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, the Des Moines Area Religious Council, and Cultivating Compassion: The Richard Deming Foundation.
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