Dr. Jens Zimmerman to speak at Tyndale

Canadian Council Research Chair here for Honeyman Lectures

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tyndale University College & Seminary is pleased to be hosting Dr. Jens Zimmerman for the annual John Honeyman Memorial Lectures. Dr. Zimmerman will be speaking at Tyndale on Wednesday, March 10.

Dr. Zimmerman, who is currently a Canadian Council Research Chair, will be speaking on, "The need for Religious Humanism: Interpreting Western Culture," from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dr. Zimmermann's second lecture, "In God’s Image: Recovering Christian Humanism", will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Both sessions take place in the Van Norman Worship & Study Centre, and are free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Zimmermann immigrated to Canada after completing two years of university in Düsseldorf, Germany, to continue his studies in English and Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia. He graduated with a BA in English, and an MA and PhD in Comparative Literature in 1997.

He is currently an associate professor working in the departments of English and Modern Languages at Trinity Western University and a Canadian Council Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture. His main research interests are literature (literary theory), philosophy, and theology, and he has published works in all three areas, including a recent book with Baker Book House entitled Recovering Theological Hermeneutics, and a book co-authored with Dr. Norman Klassen, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational humanism and the future of university education. He has also presented extensively at national and international conferences.


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