Poet, scholar, and Celtic Christianity expert Dr. John Phillip Newell will headline the continuing 2010-2011 Speaker Series at Lindenwood University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room. Admission is free.
The Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room is located in Lindenwood’s Spellmann Center, just west of the main campus entrance at Kingshighway and First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles.
Newell’s presentation, “The New Ancient Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul,” will highlight the leading role he has played on both sides of the Atlantic in the re-birthing of a creation spirituality for our modern times.
A former Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, Newell is currently companion theologian for the American Spirituality Centre of Casa del Sol in the high desert of New Mexico. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, including his best known titles, Listening for the Heartbeat of God and Christ of the Celts, as well as his poetic book of prayer, Sounds of the Eternal.
Newell is a Church of Scotland minister with a passion for peace in the world and a fresh vision for harmony between the great spiritual traditions of humanity. Canadian by birth, he lives in Edinburgh with his family, where he undertook his doctoral research in Celtic Christianity.