About

Lee Symposium: Conversations on Faith and the Liberal Arts

For one weekend each autumn, Christian scholars and administrators gather to explore a single "big idea." While the specific topic changes from year to year, the framework for exploration--liberal arts consciousness formed in a church-related context--will remain constant. This meeting began under the direction of Dr. Ronald A. Wells over a decade ago at Maryville College, and we continue the tradition of the Maryville Symposium here at Lee University each fall.

Purpose: To invite people from diverse backgrounds who are leaders in academic and religious life to engage in civil discourse about difficult questions.

Format: Invited speakers will present, followed by invited responses by relevant scholars. There will be ample time for discussion and dialogue. The number of participants will be limited so that all discussions will be plenary.

Results: The Symposium will begin important conversations that will continue elsewhere in printed form, as we distribute the published proceedings.