The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts was established in 2000 with the goal of strengthening liberal arts education locally and nationally. The Institute hosts scholarly conversation on the present and future of the liberal arts, provides liberal arts opportunities to area communities outside the academy, promotes educational access for first-generation and underserved populations, and fosters interdisciplinary contact between faculty and students through extracurricular events on campus.



Upcoming Programs


"Holy in Body and Spirit": The Lordship of Christ and Gender Roles in the Pauline Epistles

jgundryJudith Gundry

Research Scholar and Associate Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Winter Hall Room 210


Gender Studies Lecture

What is the significance of the creation of humanity as male and female for early Christians like Paul? Do the biblical creation narratives determine God’s will for Christian men and women? Is marriage and having children an obligation today? Or what difference does it make that the new age has dawned in the death and resurrection of Jesus, and that the world as we know it is going out of existence? What is the obligation of women and men who have been “bought for a price” and are now slaves of Christ to other believers and to the world? The teaching of Paul on women and gender must be evaluated in the light of the answers to these questions.