Regent University Welcomes Dr. Richard Gamble for Special Guest Lecture

Regent University is excited to welcome guest speaker Dr. Richard Gamble of Hillsdale College on Wednesday, February 9th. In this unique special lecture, author and speaker Dr. Gamble will be discussing Cicero’s Legacy, and all Regent Students are invited to hear from the visiting lecturer in the Moot Court Room in Robertson Hall at 4:30 pm. 

Dr. Gamble is an esteemed professor at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina and a M.Ed. in Teaching History from Bob Jones University. Dr. Gamble is also a past board member and current member of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. Additionally, he is the well known author of The War for Righteousness, The Rise of the Mesianniac Nation, and The Great War. 

Dr. Gamble was invited to speak by Regent University’s Dr. Larson, who leads a small weekly student reading group. The current subject of Dr. Larson’s reading group is a book edited by Dr. Gamble called The Great Traditions. The Great Traditions is composed of various essays penned by influential educators ranging from Aristotle to T.S. Elliot. 

“One of the main things that I enjoy about Dr. Gamble’s anthology is the wide-angle view readers get of history. The book starts with Greek philosophers and goes through the twentieth century, and you can see how various thinkers (including Plato, Cicero, Alexandrian Christians, Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Milton, Sayers, and others) are interacting with other major thinkers” says Dr. Larson about Gamble’s work in The Great Traditions.  

Dr. Larson’s book club, which has spent the past three semesters on Gamble’s work, was born from a desire to learn and grow and to read great literature in the presence of others. “My hope regarding the impact of this reading group is that students will see how rich history is and will grow in their appreciation of the conversations that have occurred over centuries—a conversation that we are privileged to participate in today as we discuss their works and contribute our own thoughts,” says Dr. Larson. When Dr. Larson reached out to Dr. Gamble about doing a special lecture, Dr. Gamble happily agreed to come speak on his book and Cicero’s Legacy! 

Spots for attending the guest lecture of Dr. Gamble are limited, so please RSVP to by February 8th. 

With collaboration from the International English Honors Society (Sigma Tau Delta) and support from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Regent University is proud to host guest lecturer Dr. Gamble! 

All students are welcome to be a part of this special teaching on Cicero’s Legacy! You will not want to miss this insightful and enlightening one time lecture. 


Emily Coston

Emily Coston is a staff writer for The Daily Runner.