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

Reel Talk: "The Intouchables"

intouchablesHosted by Prof. Chris Milner

Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m.

Porter Theater


Professor Chris Milner of Westmont's Kinesiology Department hosts discussion of this hugely popular French comedy-drama. "The Intouchables" tells the true story of a quadriplegic millionaire and his Senegalese caretaker. Writers/directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache explore themes of class, race, and disability as these men build an unlikely friendship. Rated R.







Peter: False Disciple and Apostate According to Saint Matthew 

gundryRobert Gundry

Scholar in Residence, Westmont College

Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall


Westmont's distinguished scholar-in-residence explores the diversity of perspectives in early Christian texts, suggesting that Matthew's Gospel depicts Peter as a "false disciple" and "apostate." A response will be offered by Westmont's Provost, Mark Sargent. The evening also offers an opportunity to commemorate a new festschrift in Professor Gundry's honor, entitled Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament, edited by B. E. Reynolds, B. Lugioyo, and K. J. Vanhoozer (Mohr Siebeck, 2014).