Join us for this free event as we honor Dr. Joanna Dewey and Dr. John Caputo!
The Westar Academic Program Committee unanimously approved motions to induct Dr. Joanna Dewey into the Order of David Friedrich Strauss and to induct Dr. John Caputo into the Order of Baruch Spinoza. The Strauss award is given to scholars who have rigorously applied the historical critical method to the study of the Gospels and creeds that Strauss pioneered. The Spinoza award is given to scholars who have a history of commitment to Westar, a consistent track record of seminar involvement, or a publication background exhibiting daring, imaginative, and cutting-edge scholarship in the spirit of Spinoza. Congratulations to our newest inductees!