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Speaker for 2007 Lilly Center Colloquium Announced

June 05, 2006

Category: Academics, Events


Dr. Martin MartyDr. Martin Marty, possibly the preeminent American church historian, will be the speaker for the 2007 Lilly Center Colloquium. The date for the Colloquium will be February 27, 2007 with Dr. Marty making presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Community Forum).

Dr. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, has written over 50 books and is a very popular speaker on college and university campuses. We are very fortunate to be able to have him at Catawba. While much of his work has been in the area of church history, he really addresses all aspects of religion and society. He is completing a project at Emory University, "The Child in Religion, Law and Society" for which he has served as coordinator. He has written two books published by Jossey-Bass."Education, Religion and the Common Good" and "Politics, Religion and the Common Good." These titles suggest the breadth of his application to religion. Also of particular interest in our pluralistic society is his 2004 book, "When Faiths Collide."