Honors Program Presents Academic Lectureship

Crown College Honors Program Presents:

The Soul of Education: the Purpose of Learning at a Crossroads.

Monday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Crown College Chapel

Dessert Reception to follow. All are welcome.

This is a Free event, however registration is preferred.


In response to the current crisis in higher education this lecture provides an overview of the visions of soul formation that have undergirded liberal arts education from ancient Athens to the present and argues for the recovery of a distinctly Christian vision of education: the love of learning that leads toward love of God and neighbor.

joseph clair of crown collegeJoseph Clair, PhD

Director, William Penn Honors Program, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, George Fox University

A native Oregonian, Clair followed his educational pursuit all over the world and earned degrees in both England and the United States. He became the William Penn Honors Program director and assistant professor of religious studies at George Fox after receiving his doctorate from Princeton University. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College (IL) and a master’s from Cambridge where he studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He is the author of Discerning the Good in the Letters and Sermons of Augustine (Oxford University Press, 2016) along with numerous articles and essays on Christian thought and ethics. In his spare time, he likes to play with his kids, fly fish Oregon’s coastal rivers, and share meals with friends.