The Ethics of Unrequited Love #3

Laura Smit

    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Where we hear from speakers whose specializations and experience bring us biblically-based wisdom for Christian engagement in spiritual formation, arts and culture, missions and evangelism, justice, relationships, reconciliation and other arenas where we pray, “Thy Kingdom Come.”


Laura Smit

The Reverend Doctor Laura A. Smit (Ph.D., Boston University) is professor of theology at Calvin College where she has been teaching since 1999. From 2003 to 2008, Smit served as Dean of the Chapel at Calvin College.  She is author of Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love, a book that features interviews with many college students about their experiences of romantic rejection. 

She was ordained in the PC (USA) in 1989 and served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Clayton, New Jersey for six years before going to Boston University for a Ph.D. in medieval philosophy and theological aesthetics.

Her current research interests are focused on the thought of C. S. Lewis. She is writing a book on the idea of magnanimity in Lewis and his sources. 


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