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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 public’s 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, Iowa City.

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.

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