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JACKSON, Tenn. – Oct. 14, 2002– Harry Stout of Yale University will be the featured speaker at Union University’s annual Carls-Schwerdfeger Lecture series, Thursday, Oct. 17 in the G. M. Savage Memorial Chapel at 7:15 p.m. The free event is hosted by Union’s history and political science department and is open to the public.
Stout’s topic for the lecture is titled “The Moral and Religious Legacy of the American Civil War.”
The Jonathan Edwards Professor of History of Christianity at Yale University, Stout received his bachelor of arts degree from Calvin College in 1969, his master of arts degree from Kent State University in 1972 and his Ph. D. from Kent State University in 1974. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Christianity Today Critic’s Award in History for his book The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefiled and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism. He has also done lectures at Duke University, Gordon College and the Soviet American Colloquium Lecture in Moscow.
“We are quite excited and fortunate to have Dr. Stout come to Union,” said Stephen Carls, chair of the history and political science department. “He should provide us with lots of insight into religion and the Civil War and American religious history in general.”
Previous speakers include Jay Winter of Yale University, Richard Stites of Georgetown University and Martin Marty of the University of Chicago.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the history and political science department at Union University at (731) 661-5262.
Sara B. Horn,