Professor to discuss the ‘lost’ sin of vainglory during Forester Lecture

Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoungHUNTINGTON, Ind. — Vainglory was a powerful vice. Known as one of the original deadly sins, it is now largely forgotten. At 7 p.m. March 25, Dr. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung will discuss “When Image is Everything: The Vice of Vainglory” during Huntington University’s Forester Lecture.

DeYoung is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is the author of “Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies.” Her lecture will discuss the forgotten vice of vainglory as well as how it can still be used as a powerful diagnostic tool in a culture saturated with marketing, social media and other forms of publicity-seeking self display.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community.

The Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, associate professor of philosophy. For more information, contact Alexander at 260-359-4305 or visit
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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