This year's Founders' Day lecture, Evil and Human Conscience, is inspired by the works of two vastly different authors: the often burlesque Swiss dramatist Max Frisch and the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Both of these writers highlight the conflict in which we so easily get caught up when our joyful sense of freedom collides with the desires and the culture of our neighbors, new and old. Dr. Friedhelm Radandt, the third president of The King's College, will discuss that conflict by exploring the theme in Frisch's post-WWII play The Firebugs, and then use ideas and thoughts from Bonhoeffer’s Ethics to evaluate the play and the on-stage action portrayed by Frisch.
Dr. Radandt, a former professor at the University of Chicago and President of Northwestern College in Iowa, became The King's College's third President after its second President, Dr. Robert A. Cook, retired in 1985.
After the recapitalization of the College by J. Stanley Oakes in coordination with Dr. Bill Bright and Campus Crusade, Dr. Radandt continued as President when The King's College re-opened in New York City in 1999.
Founders' Day, established in 2015, celebrates the rich history of The King’s College by inviting the King's community to hear from or learn about key leaders who had a defining influence on the College over its 75+ year history.