Mark Noll, professor of Christian thought at Wheaton College, presents “Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind: Very Old Landmarks for Navigating Very Modern Dilemmas” Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11:10 am. in the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Noll will examine some of the reasons why several types of Christian communities have become alienated from intellectual life over the last century, why traditional Christian faith points toward a more positive use of the mind and why traditional Christian wisdom speaks effectively to some intellectual difficulties of the present day.

Noll is the director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton and has served as a visiting professor at the Harvard Divinity School, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Westminster Theological Seminary. A member of the Wheaton faculty since 1979, he earned a Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from Vanderbilt University.