Erskine Clarke Will Present the 2005 Laurence and Anna Newton Lectures at Providence Presbyterian Church in West Columbi
Decatur, GA.—Erskine Clarke, professor of religious history at Columbia Theological Seminary, will deliver the 2005 Laurence and Anna Newton Lectures at Providence Presbyterian Church in West Columbia, SC, May 21-22, 2005. His title for the lecture series is “Presbyterianism in South Carolina.” Dr. Clarke is especially interested in U.S. religious history, focusing on the relationship of religion to its social and cultural contexts and to the history of religion in the South. He also directs Columbia’s international programs. He is the author of Wrestlin’ Jacob: A Portrait of Religion in the Old South and Our Southern Zion: Calvinism in the South Carolina Old Country, 1690-1990. His book Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic will be released this summer. He is editor and publisher of the Journal for Preachers. The lectureship begins on Saturday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m. with a second session offered on Sunday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the lectures, Dr. Clarke will preach during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The lectures are free and dinner is provided on Saturday for an $8 charge. For more information or to purchase a ticket for dinner, please call the church office 803-794-6766. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
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