Princeton, NJ, March 11, 2013–Princeton Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Jennifer Herdt, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School, to campus March 18 through 21, 2013, when she delivers the annual Warfield Lectures. 

The lecture series, titled “Reditus Reformed: Eudaimonism and Obligation in Aquinas and Calvin,” will include six lectures given in the Main Lounge of the Seminary’s Mackay Campus Center. The schedule of lectures is as follows:

Monday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. 
Lecture I: “From Dynamic Nostalgia to Transcendent Summons”

Tuesday, March 19, 3:00 p.m. 
Lecture II: “Inclination Verses Instinct in Aquinas and Calvin”

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. 
Lecture III: “Eudaimonism and the Challenge of Decentering the Agent: Wolterstorff’s Critique”

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. 
Lecture IV: “Obligation Constituted by Divine Command: Adam’s Proposal”

Thursday, March 21, 3:00 p.m. 
Lecture V: “Obligation Constituted by Second-Person Reasons: Darwall’s Proposal”

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture VI: “Reditus Reformed”

jennifer_herdtHerdt has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. She joined the Yale Divinity School faculty in 2010 after serving eleven years on the faculty of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

She is the author of Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy (Cambridge, 1997) and of Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices (Chicago, 2008), which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2009. Her numerous articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Modern Theology, Soundings, Studies in Christian Ethics, and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, among others.

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and is an associate editor for the Journal of Religious Ethics. She is currently working on a project on ethical formation, the concept of “Bildung,” and the imago dei, supported by a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The Warfield Lectures are named in honor of Annie Kinkead Warfield, wife of Dr. Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield, distinguished professor of theology at the Seminary from 1887 to 1921. The lectures are free and open to the public. Please call the Office of Communications/Publications at 609.497.7760 for more information or visit

Princeton, which celebrated its Bicentennial in 2012, is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.