Austin WalkerLumen Christi Institute
Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute’s Newman Forum. Open to current high school students.
Are you already tired of being quarantined in your house? Feel a little bit like you might kill your siblings?
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:
How was a snake able to trick Eve? Why do Adam and Eve respond to God so suspiciously? And then there's the Cain and Abel story...why on Earth does Cain jump to murdering his brother? What are we supposed to learn from this Scripture?
Austin Walker is Associate Director of the Lumen Christi Institute and a Scholar-in-Residence. In directing LCI's University Program, he oversees the presentation of the Church's intellectual tradition on the University of Chicago campus. In directing its Cultural Forum, he supervises the articulation of the Church's mind on questions of the day for a lay Catholic audience. He also leads LCI's Executive Great Books seminar series and serves as an instructor at the University of Chicago's Graham School Basic Program of Liberal Education. In 2022, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago's prestigious Committee on Social Thought, where he wrote on John Henry Newman's political philosophy. He holds M.A.'s from the University of Chicago and the University of Mississippi. He received a B.A. with highest honors in Classical Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2007 to 2011, he taught in the Mississippi Delta for the Mississippi Teacher Corps, where he received the Andrew P. Mullins Jr. Award in 2009. He and his wife have two young children, and are expecting a third in early 2024.