The Earl Lectures were established at Pacific School of Religion to “Aid in securing at Berkeley, the seat of the University of California as the center of secular learning for California, the adequate presentation of Christian truth, by bringing to Berkeley year by year, eminent Christian scholars to lecture upon themes calculated to illustrate and dis­seminate Christian thought and minister to Christian life.”

1902 JOHN HENRY BARROWS
President, Oberlin College
“The Christian Idea of God, the Ruling Thought of the Twentieth Century”

1904 LYMAN ABBOTT
Editor, The Lookout
“Christianity and the Church”

1905 HENRY VAN DYKE
Professor of English, Princeton University
“The Service of Poetry”

1906 WILLIAM HEWETT TUCKER
President, Dartmouth College
“Modern Christianity”

1907 FRANCIS GREENWOOD PEABODY
Professor of Christian Morals, Harvard University
“The Approach to the Social Question”

1908 WILLIAM HERBERT PERRY FAUNCE
President, Brown University
“Problems in Moral and Religious Education”

1909 JAMES BRYCE
Formerly Ambassador of Great Britain to the United States
“Religion and Ethics in Modem Life”

GEORGE ADAM SMITH
Principal of Aberdeen University
“Religion of Israel in the Seventh Century B.C.”

1910 WALTER RAUSCHENBUSCH
Professor of Church History, Rochester Theological Seminary
“The Churches of America and Their Social Tasks”

HENRY CHURCHILL KING
President, Oberlin College
“The Moral and Religious Challenge of Our Times”

1911 THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Former President, United States of America
“Realizable Ideals”

1912 BLISS PERRY
Professor of English Literature, Harvard University
“The American Spirit in Literature”

ARTHUR CUSHMAN McGIFFERT
Professor (later President), Union Theological Seminary
“Rise of Modem Religious Ideas”

1913 SHAILER MATHEWS
Dean of the Divinity School, University of Chicago
“The Social Aspects of Christian Doctrine”

1914 JAMES L. BARTON
Secretary, American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
“The Dynamics of Religion”

1916 GEORGE EDGAR VINCENT
President, University of Minnesota (later President, Rockefeller Foundation)
“Self and Society”

1917 GEORGE HERBERT PALMER
Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
“Formative Types of English Poetry”

1918 JAMES HENRY BREASTED
Chairman, Oriental Language Deptanmcnt, Univeristy of Chicago
“The Civilization of Egypt and its Place in History”

1919 WILLIAM ERNEST HOCKING
Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
“The Philosophy of History”

1920 FRANCIS JOHN MCCONNELL
Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church
“Popular Authority and Divine Sovereignty”

1921 GERALD BIRNEY SMITH
Professor of Christian Theology, University of Chicago
“The Making of a Christian World”

1922 S. PARKES CADMAN
Pastor, Central Congregational Church, Brooklyn, New York
“Church and State”

1923 CARL SAFFORD PATTON
Pastor, First Congregational Church, Los An-geles
“Contemporary Religious Thought”

TERROT REAVELEY GLOVER
Classical Lecturer, Cambridge University
“Paul of Tarsus”

1924 CHARLES REYNOLDS BROWN
Dean, Divinity School, Yale University
“Why I Believe in Religion”; “The Pastor and the Parish”

1925 HAMILTON HOLT
Former Editor, The Independent
“World Federation”

1926 ALBERT MANSBRIDGE
Chairman, World Association for Adult Education
“The Spiritual Basis of Adult Education”

1927 THEODORE GERALD SOARES
Head, Practical Theology Department, University of Chicago
“Education”

1928 CHESTER HARVEY ROWELL
Publicist, Regent of the University of California
“Discovering the Twentieth Century”

1929 WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
Author; Editor, Emporia Gazette
“Religion in a Changing World”

1930 JAMES HENRY BREASTED
Director, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
“Recent Research on the Origin and Development of Civilization”

1931 JOHN HUSTON FINLEY
Assoc. Editor, The New York Times
“Predestinating America”

1932 FREDERICK BOHN FISHER
Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church of India
“Statesmen of the Living East”

1933 CHARLES CLAYTON MORRISON
Editor, The Christian Century
“Public Problems and Religion”

1934 ERNEST FREMONT TITTLE
Pastor First Methodist Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois
“Tensions and Religion”

1935 ROGER WARD BABSON
Statistician and economist
“Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, and Fascism”; “My Belief About God”; “The New Deal in the Light of Christian Teachings”; “The Truth About Church Attendance and its Significance”; “The Business Depression and the Way Out”

1935 HARTLEY BURR ALEXANDER
Professor of Philosophy, Scripps College
“The Honor of God”; “Reason and the Future Life”; “Metaphysical Faiths in Scientific Knowledge”

1936 ARTHUR HOLLY COMPTON
Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
“The Freedom of Man”

GREGORY VLASTOS
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Queens University
“Traits of the Religious Person in the World Today”

JOSEPH ANDERSON VANCE
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Detroit
“Our Part in the Great Adventure”

1937 RUFUS M. JONES
Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College
“Continuous Revelation”

Y.T. WU
Editor-in-Chief, Literature Division of the Y.M.C.A., China
“My Spiritual Pilgrimmage in Revolutionary China”

1938 HENRY AGARD WALLACE
Secretary of Agriculture
“Capitalism”; “Democracy”; “The Religion of the Whole Man”

1938 HENRY KENDALL BOOTH
Pastor, First Congregational Church, Long Beach, California
“Portents on the Social Horizon”

1939 CHARLES PHELPS TAFT
Eminent attorney and churchman
“The Christian Community in Relation”; “The Christian Community and the Economic
Problem”; “The Christian Community in Relation to the Use of Force in Politics”

WILLIAM ADAMS BROWN
Professor Emeritus of New Testament, University of Chicago
“Where Next in the Church?”

EDGAR J. GOODSPEED
Professor Emeritus of New Testament, University of Chicago
“Why Translate the Bible”; “Who First Published the New Testament”

1940 JERRY VOORHIS
Representative from California
“I Work for Peace, Notwithstanding”

WALTER MARSHALL HORTON
Professor of Religion and Systematic Theology, Oberlin College
“Jesus as Leader, Saviour, Victor”

GERALD HEARD
British author and scientist
“I Work for Peace, Notwithstanding”

1941 ADOLF KELLER
Director, Central Bureau for Relief of the Evangelical Churches of Europe, Geneva

TULLY CLEON KNOWLES
President, College of the Pacific

1942 D. ELTON TRUEBLOOD
Chaplain and Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Stanford University

1943 LLOYD C. DOUGLAS
Congregational minister, author

HALFORD E. LUCCOCK
Professor of Homiletics, Yale Divinity School

1944 ROY A. BURKHARDT
Minister, First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio

THADDEUS HOYT AMES
M.D., New York City

J. MERLE DAVIS
Director, Department of Social and Economic Research and Counsel, International Missionary Council

1945 BISHOP W. L. CHEN
Chairman, National Christian Council of China

SAMUEL A. ELIOT
Minister Emeritus, Arlington Street Church, Boston

FRANCIS J. McCONNELL
Bishop Emeritus, Methodist Church

ARTHUR L. SWIFT, JR.
Union Theological Seminary

1946 GEORGE KENNEDY ALLEN BELL
Bishop of Chichester

RALPH W. SOCKMAN
Minister, Christ Church, New York City

EDWIN R. EMBREE
President, Julius Rosenwald Fund

JACK FINEGAN
Professor and Head of Department of Religion, Iowa State College

1947 LEWIS MUMFORD
Author, lecturer

1948 HENRY SLOANE COFFIN
President Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary

SEWARD HILTNER
Executive Secretary of the Department of Pastoral Services of the Federal Council of
Churches of Christ in America

ROBERT P. TRISTRAM COFFIN
Pulitzer Prize poet, Pierce Professor of English, Bowdoin College

1949 GEORGIA HARKNESS
Educator, author, Professor of Applied Theology, Garrett Biblical Institute

1950 BISHOP STEPHEN NEILL
Associate Secretary, World Council of Churches; Assistant to the Archbishop of Canterbury, London
“Christian Witness”; “Word of Truth”; “Christian Conversion”

TOYOHIKO KAGAWA
World-renowned Japanese Christian leader
“Communism and the Mission of Christianity in Asia”

1951 WALTER W. VAN KIRK
Executive Secretary, Department of lnternational Justice and Goodwill, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.
“The Christian Minority”; “The Churches Have a Beachhead”

REUBEN K. YOUNGDAHL
Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
“Building the Church in the Twentieth Century”

1952 HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK
Pastor Emeritus, Riverside Church, New York City
“A Faith for Tough Times”

WILLIAM FOXWELL ALBRIGHT
Professor of Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins University
“Archaeology and Religion in the O.T.”

1953 CHARLES W. RANSON
General Secretary, International Missionary Council
“The Unfinished Reformation”

1954 ROLAND H. BAINTON
Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Yale University
“The New England Way”

GEORGE BUTTRICK
Pastor, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City
“God and Suffering”

1955 EMIL BRUNNER
Swiss theologian; Professor of Philosophy of the the Christian Religion. International Christian University, Tokyo
“Problems of Theology”

1956 JAMES MUILENBURG
Davenport Professor of Hebrew and Cognate Languages, Union Theological Seminary
“The Major Contexts of Biblical Faith”

NELS F. S. FERRE
Professor of Philosophical Theology, Vanderbilt University
“Towards a Reformulation of Christology”

1957 ROGER L. SHINN
Professor of Theology, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University
“God of the Living”

ROBERT J.McCRACKEN
Minister, Riverside Church, New York
“Pathways to God”

1958 ALBERT EDWARD DAY
Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life. Wesley Theological Seminary, Westminster, Maryland
“Existence Under God”

RAJAH B. MANIKAM
Bishop of Tranquebar, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, South India
“Freedom and Christian Liberty in East Asia”

1959 NORMAN COUSINS
Editor, The Saturday Review
“The Headwaters of Immortality”

DANIEL DAY WILLIAMS
Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
“The Gospel of Reconciliation and a Divided Humanity”

1960 WILHELM PAUCK
Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary
“The Christian Faith and Historical Thinking”

O. HOBART MOWRER
Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois
“Psychoanalysis and the Judea-Christian Ethic”

1961 HERBERT H. FARMER
Professor of Divinity (retired), Cambridge University
“Christ Our Reconciliation”

MERRIMON CUNNINGGIM
Director-Designate, Danforth Foundation
“The Protestant Stake in Education”

1962 TOM F. DRIVER
Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, Union Theological Seminary
“A Rebirth of Motives”

H. RICHARD NIEBUHR
Sterling Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics, Yale Universiity
“Christian Responsibility”

1963 PAUL TILLICH
Nuveen Professor of Theology, University of Chicago
“The Irrelevance and the Relevance of the Christian Message”

DONALD O. SOPER
Minister, West London Mission, Kingsway Hall
“The Ideology of Jesus”

1964 PAUL EHRMAN SCHERER
Visiting Professor of Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary
“The Word God Sent”

HENRY PITNEY VAN DUSEN
President Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary
“Christian Unity in Crisis”

1965 KRISTER STENDAHL
Frothingham Professor of Biblical Studies, Harvard Divinity School
“The Piety of the Early Church”

LESLIE NEWBIGIN
Director, Division of World Mission and Evangelism, World Council of Churches, Geneva
“Honest Religion for Secular Man”

1966 GERHARD EBELING
Professor Theology, University of Zurich
“God and the Word”

WILLIAM G. POLLARD
Executive Director, Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, Tennessee
“The Scientific Aspects of the Christian Response to Our Times”

1966 BROOKS HAYS
Former Congressman; White House Consult• ant; Vanderbilt Professor in Government, Rutgers University
“The Political Aspects of the Christian Response to the Revolution of Our Times”

CHARLES P. TAFT
Attorney and business leader; Former President of Federal Council of Churches
“The Economic Aspects of the Christian Response to the Revolution of Our Times”

1967 JOHN C. BENNETT
President and Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
“The Church Amidst Social Controversy”

JAMES S. STEWART
Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology, New College, University of Edinburgh
“The Preaching of the Word”

1968 JOSEPH SITILER
Professor of Systematic Theology, Divinity School, University of Chicago
“The Present World and an Expanded Doctrine of Grace”

1968 LJ. CARDINAL SUENENS
Archbishop of Malines, Brussels, Belgium
“The Signs of Our Times”

1969 ALBERT C. OUTLER
Professor of Theology, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
“The Mystery of Being Human”

W.A. ‘tHOOFT
Honorary President. World Council of Churches, Geneva
“Ecumenical Progress”

1970 NATHAN A. SCOTT, JR.
Professor of Theology and Literature, Divinity School, University of Chicago
“The Sacramental Imagination”

IAN G. BARBOUR
Professor of Physics and Chairman, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
“Science and Secularity”

1971 PAUL L. LEHMAN
Briggs Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
“New Testament Paradigms of Revolutionary Action”

MARTIN E. MARTY
Associate Professor, of Church History, University of Chicago
.”The Moment Between World Views”

1972 JOSE MIGUEZ-BONINO
Dean Postgraduate Studies, Higher Institute of Thcoiogical Studies, Buenos Aires
“The Christian and the Revolutionary Third World”

LANGDON GILKEY
Professor of Theology, Divinity School, University of Chicago
‘Reflections on Politics and Theology”

1973 WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, JR.
University Chaplain, Yale University

ARTHUR McGILL
Professor of Theology, Harvard Divinity School
“Poverty in America: Some Strictly Theological Reflections”

1974 BEVERLY ASBURY
Chaplain, Vanderbilt University

FLORENCE MAHONEY
Fullbright Professor of African History. Spellman College, Atlanta; church leader, The Gambia, West Africa
“Black Women of Two Worlds and the Way to Salvation”

1975 KOSUKE KOYAMA
Senior Lecturer, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
“Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me, or Take Up Your Lunch Box and Follow Me”

1976 ROBERT F. DRINAN
Roman Catholic (Jesuit); Democratic Member of Congress
“Moral Principles and the Formation of American Policy”

1977 DOROTHEE SOLLE
Universiity of Cologne
“Beyond Mere Dialogue: Being Christian and Socialist”

1977 HOWARD THURMAN
San Francisco Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples
“The Dilemma of the Religious Professional”

1978 DAVID ALLAN HUBBARD
President and Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
“Work and Wisdom: Musings on Christian Vocation in the Light of Israel’s Sages”

SYDNEY THOMSON BROWN
Lecturer, Field Education, Union Theological Seminary

ROBERT McAFEE BROWN
Professor of Ecumenics and World Christianity, Union Theological Seminary
“Toward a New Theology of Work: or Can the Rat Race be Redeemed?”

1979 GABRIEL FACKRE
Professor of Theology, Andover Newton
“A Christian View of the Future”

JOSEPHINE MASSYNGBERDE FORD
Associate Professor of New Testament. University of Notre Dame
“A New Look at the Book of Revelation”

1980 JAMES M. GUSTAFSON
University Professor of Theological Ethics at University of Chicago Divinity School
“Utilitarianism and Anthropocentrism; The Problems of Religion and Culture”

1980 C. ERIC LINCOLN
Professor of Religion and Society at Duke University
“The Black Church: A New Responsibility”

1981 JOHN B. COBB, JR.
Ingraham Profcsor of Theology at the School of Theology at Claremont and Avery Prof es- sor at Claremont Graduate School
“Nirvana and the Christian Faith”

ELIE WIESEL
Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities at Boston University
“Portraits and Legends in Judaism”

1982 ELISABETH MOLTMANN-WENDEL
Internationally known theologian, teacher, author, and essayist, author of Frau and Religion
“Women Experiencing God”

JURGEN MOLTMANN
Professor of Systematic Theology at Tubingen University, Germany
“God With the Human Face”

1983 LISA SOWLE CAHILL
Associate Professor Theology, Boston College
“Human Sexuality”

FREDERICK BUECHNER
Presbyterian minister and writer; called by the New York Times, “the leading
clergyman/writer of the United States”
“Faith and Ferment”

1984 ROSEMARY RADFORD REUTHER
Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary
“Language for God: Image and Ideology”; “Feminism and Ministry”; “Women’s Liberation and the Nature and Mission of the
Church”

J. ALBERTO SOGGIN
Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, The Institute of Near Eastern Studies
“Preaching on the Old Testament and Old Testament Theology”

JAMES FORBES, JR.
Associate Professor of Worship and Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary of New York
“Beneath Our Ups and Downs”; “The Locus and Focus of Prophetic Fire”; “The Power of the Presence”

1985 RICHARD D. LAMM
Governor, State of Colorado
“The Heresy Trial of the Rev. Richard D. Lamm”; “Copernican Politics and Copernican Ethics”; “Toward an Ethical and Sane Future”

1985 MASAO TAKENAKA
Professor of Christian Ethics and Sociology of Religion and former dean, Doshisha University School of Theology, Kyoto, Japan
“Theology as Atmosphere”

ORLANDO E. COSTAS
Dean, Andover Newton Theological Seminary
‘”Daring Leadership at the Crossroads”

1986 JAMES BREECH
Associate Professor of New Testament, York University, Toronto
“If Jesus is the Answer, What is the Question?”; “Narrative Decisions and Moral Choices”; “Did Jesus Tell True Stories”

STEPHEN DeSTAEBLER
Bay Area sculptor
“The Spirit in Art: Some Thoughts of an Artist”

1986 WILLIAM De VALENTINE
A bass who has performed internationally with major symphonies and opera companies
‘”Mozart”; “Negro Spirituals”; “Mini-Recital”

ALICE WALKER
Author, The Color Purple

MAYA ANGELOU
Author, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

1987 ELIZABETH BETTENHAUSEN
Associate Professor of Social Ethics and Theology, School of Theology, Boston University
“We the People”

WILLIAM LEE MILLER
Chair Professor of Religious Studies and Rhetoric, University of Virginia; author, The First Liberty: Religion and the American Republic
“The Constitution, the Churches, and American Politics”

SAMUEL G. PROCTOR
Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York; former Ring Memorial Chair in the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers
University
“The Worth of Persons in a Marketplace”; “The Meaning of Freedom in a Controlled Environment”; “The Abundant Life in Secular Society”

1988 EMILIO CASTRO
General Secretary, the World Council of Churches
“Christian Missionary Identity”; “Guidelines for Interreligious Encounter: A Christian Perspective”

R.J. ZWIWERBLOWSKY
Martin Buber Professor of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of  Jerusalem
“From Plurality to Pluralism or Why We Should Dialogue”; “Absoluteness or Relativity or Who Is Afraid of Dialogue”

1988 FAZLUR RAHMAN
Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Is­lamic Thought, University of Chicago
“Islam and Other Religions in the Qu’ran”; “Islamic Fundamentalism”

ANSLEY COE THROCKMORTON
“The Dominion of God: Is There Holy Ground?”; “The Sovereignty of Christ: How Does Christ Rule?”; “The Wind of the Spirit: Where Does the Spirit Blow?”