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Guest Lecture: Mark Oppenheimer

Date:Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Time:7:00 pm
Location:F.W. Olin Building—Room 102

"The Pope Doesn't Speak for Me!: American Religion and the Crisis of Authority"

Mark Oppenheimer, author and journalist for the New York Times, Slate, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New Republic, and other venues, will give a free public lecture entitled, "The Pope Doesn't Speak for Me!: American Religion and the Crisis of Authority".  Oppenheimer is the author of the books Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate, Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture, and Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America and a professor of journalism at Yale University.  He will also be visiting classes and holding an open forum for students and faculty that afternoon.  For more information, contact Amy Weldon at weldam01@luther.edu and/or see markoppenheimer.com. Visit cosponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Life, Lectures and Fine Arts Committee, and the Paideia Program.

Contact: Amy E. Weldon, 563-387-2224

 

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