Dr. Paul Ingram was the first professor at PLU to teach a series of courses on the religions of the world. With an expertise in Buddhism, Professor Ingram was a leader in Buddhist-Christian dialogue in North America and in Japan. Paul and his spouse, Gena, have endowed the Paul O. Ingram Lecture in the History of Religions. Their generosity ensures that scholars will be invited to the campus to share their expertise with the university and Tacoma communities.
Held every other year, this lectureship celebrates the work of Professor Emeritus Paul O. Ingram. These lectures continue Dr. Ingram’s work in extending understandings of all religions through scholarship and teaching in comparative religions and interreligious dialog, by bringing to campus scholars whose work exemplifies the comparative, descriptive, and analytic methods that define the field.