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University of Chicago professor to present Religion and Common Good research seminar

The religion department in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will present a research seminar in the Religion and the Common Good seminar series March 20 at 7 p.m. in Room 248 of the Miller Learning Center.

The seminar, “Augustine on Love, Conflict and the Goods We Hold in Common,” by Richard B. Miller of the University of Chicago Divinity School is open free to the public.

Miller is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Chicago. His research interests include religion and public life, political and social ethics, theory and method in religious thought and ethics, and practical ethics.

His 2016 book, Friends and Other Strangers: ­Studies in Religion, Ethics and Culture, seeks to chart and expand the field of religious ethics by exploring the implications of taking a cultural turn in the humanities and social sciences.

With his faculty colleagues in religious ­ethics, Miller has launched an initiative at the ­Divinity School—a two-year cycle of readings, “Minor ­Classics in Ethics,” focusing on recent essays that have revitalized forgotten themes or have posed new questions for moral philosophers and religious ethicists to take up.