Austin WalkerLumen Christi Institute
Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute’s Newman Forum. Open to current high school students.
The book of Genesis is one of the most interesting and difficult books of the Bible. And there is so much more to it than meets the eye. For example:
IMAGE: The First Mourning by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1888 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Austin Walker is Assistant Director of the Lumen Christi Institute, where he heads the Newman Forum for high school students. A native of Mandeville, Louisiana, Austin received a B.A. in Classical Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before spending four years teaching high school (English, Latin, Drama) in the Mississippi Delta. He moved to Chicago where he is finishing a Ph.D. on Saint John Henry Newman's Political Philosophy in the Committee on Social Thought. He taught religion for four years at St. Vincent Ferrer Middle School and currently teaches in the University of Chicago's Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. At Lumen Christi, he directs the Newman Forum for high school students and assists with campus programming and development.