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Religious Studies
Wendell Phillips Center 151
Beth Moreno
Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Colliver Lecture

The Colliver Lecture Series was established in 1957 to honor the memory of George Colliver, a former religious studies professor at Pacific.

The College of the Pacific’s Religious & Classical Studies Department sponsors these events. At least once a year—and often more—a speaker is brought to campus to discuss an aspect of religion in society. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Colliver 2016 lecture

2016 Colliver Lecture: Kara Cooney

Dr. Kara Cooney will speak about the famous Egyptian ruler Hatshepsut, a woman who ascended to the throne of ancient Egypt as a king. In 2005, Dr. Cooney was co-curator of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaoh at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Cooney produced and hosted a comparative archaeology television series entitled Out of Egypt, which aired in 2009 on the Discovery Channel and is available online via Amazon.
Copies of Cooney's book, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

Past Colliver Lectures

Some past speakers have included:

  • Yoruba Richen, filmmaker of the documentary "The New Black"
  • Candida Moss, professor of New Testament and early Christianity at University of Notre Dame and author of The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" 
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  • Margot Adler, National Public Radio correspondent and best-selling book author
  • Asra Nomani, Muslim feminist, former Wall Street Journal reporter, and friend to the late Daniel Pearl
  • Jacques Berlinerblau, acclaimed author and professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Opens a new window Garry Wills
  • Asian-religion expert and author Opens a new window Roger Ames
  • Opens a new window J. Philip Wogaman, former minister to U.S. presidents and many national politicians. At the request of audience members, Dr. Wogaman has supplied his Adobe Acrobat File lecture for download and further discussion.
  • Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Colliver Lecture Archives

More details on the lectures listed above can be found here.