Dr. Brian Matz, associate professor of the history of Christianity at Fontbonne University, will present “Does loving your neighbor mean providing them healthcare? A Christian social ethic of healthcare in America” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on April 3 in the Hyland Arena VIP Room on the campus of Lindenwood University. The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture evolved from Matz’s book, Introducing Protestant Social Ethics: Foundations in Scripture, History, and Practice, discussing articulating how the resources of Christian social ethics might inform and reframe contemporary political debates in the United States.
Matz earned his doctorate from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Saint Louis University, and his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the coeditor of a number of books, as well as author of Patristics and Catholic Social Thought: Hermeneutical Models for Dialogue, Catholic Social Tradition (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014), and Introducing Protestant Social Ethics: Foundations in Scripture, History, and Practice (Baker Academic, 2017). His doctoral work was in Christian social ethics, and he continues to research, write, lecture, and teach in this subject area.