The Wheatley Institution

Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man

September 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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Each year, we host the Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man, an annual series to honor Madsen’s life and work on the nature of man. This fall Laurence Paul Hemming will present “Eternal Return: Humanity After Eternity” in the Hinckley Center Assembly Hall at BYU.

Truman G. Madsen was a renowned philosopher, teacher and biographer. He served as director of the BYU Jerusalem Center and held the Richard L. Evans Chair in Religious Studies for more than 20 years.

One of his goals as a founding senior fellow of the Wheatley Institution was to bring academic experts and civic leaders “to the fire” at BYU. The Madsen Lecture series does just that, every year.

This event is free and open to the public.



Laurence Paul Hemming is a research professor jointly in Lancaster University’s Philosophy, Politics and Religion Department, and the Lancaster University Management School, UK.  He was formerly Dean of Research for one of the colleges of the  University of London.  He has published a number of books and translations, including Heidegger’s Atheism (Notre Dame, 2002); Restoring Faith in Reason (with a translation of the Encyclical Letter Fides et Ratio, Notre Dame 2003); Postmodernity’s Transcending (Notre Dame, 2005); Worship as a Revelation (Burnes & Oates 2008); and Heidegger and Marx: A Productive Dialogue over the Language of Humanism (Northwestern, 2013).  With Margaret Barker he founded the Temple Studies Group in 2011.  He has edited and co-translated Ernst Jünger’s 1932 work The Worker: Dominion and Form (Northwestern University Press, Nov. 2017), and is currently writing a book on the relationship between love and power.

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