CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY KENYON
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 7, 2001
Martin E. Marty to speak on 'The New Protestant Mix' Feb. 15
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Renowned church historian Martin E. Marty will speak
about "The New Protestant Mix: Evangelicals, Mainlines, and Crossovers"
at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Feb. 15. Marty was invited by the UI
School of Religion to deliver the 2001 James C. Spalding Memorial Lecture.
His presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room W10 Pappajohn Business Building.
Marty has played a central role in the American publics consideration
and practice of religion throughout the latter half of the 20th century. He
is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University
of Chicago, where he taught for 35 years and where the Martin Marty Center
has been founded to promote "public religion" endeavors.
Marty will give two additional presentations while at the UI. He will present
"Awash in a Sea of Pluralism: Americans between Absolutisms and Relativisms"
at 12:30p.m., third floor Gilmore Hall, and will speak about "The Role
of the Community of Faith in the 21st Century" at 4 p.m. at Old Brick,
James C. Spalding taught in the UI School of Religion for 36 years and served
as its director from 1971-1979. During his tenure he taught a wide range of
courses for undergraduates, advised more than 40 Ph.D. students and oversaw
a reorganization of the school's Board of Fellows. The James C. Spalding Memorial
Lecture was established in his honor after his death in 1996.
The UI School of Religion is part of the College of Liberal Arts.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the
UI School of Religion in advance at (319) 335-3715.