Oct. 9, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 2

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    Olin: Americans and their religions

    The role of religion in American life will be the subject of this year's Olin Center lecture series, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 15. The autumn-quarter lectures will be held at 4 p.m. in Social Science 122.

    The series will open with a presentation by Mark Noll, the McManis Professor of Christian Thought and of History at Wheaton College, who will talk on evangelical Christianity in American social and political life.

    Two other lectures will be given this quarter: Peter Berkowitz, professor of government at Harvard, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 29, on the place of religion in modern liberalism. Barry Shain, professor of political science at Colgate, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 19, on religion and the American founding.

    The series will continue winter and spring quarters. Among the speakers will be Archbishop Francis George, who will talk Thursday, Jan. 29, in Mandel Hall. All of the lectures will be listed in the Calendar.