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Oct. 29, 2007

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Viterbo University D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership fall lecture series will continue with “Paradise Found and Lost: Christopher Columbus’s Rhetorics of Possession” by Princeton Theological Seminary Professor Luis Rivera-Pagan at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The presentation will analyze Christopher Columbus’s initial report of the lands and peoples found during the first and most famous of his expeditions through the New World, a report that had fateful consequences for the history of the Americas.

Rivera-Pagan earned a doctorate from Yale University and is a Henry Winters Luce Professor of Ecumenics and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Latin theology, Third World liberation theologies, theological readings of world literature, and problems and issues in the 16th century Christianization of the Americas. Rivera-Pagan, a Puerto Rico native and American Baptist, is interested in the history of Latin American Christianity and theology and literature.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Viterbo Department of World Languages. All events in the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership fall lecture series are free and open to the public. No reservations are required, but seating is limited. For more information, or for a full schedule of events, visit

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