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Erskine Clarke Leads Discussion on Dwelling Place at Columbia Seminary on March 29

2006-02-24

Decatur, GA - Erskine Clarke, professor of American religious history, will discuss his new book, Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic, Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. in the Ellis Room of Richards Center on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus. After offering introductory remarks about the book, Clarke will respond to questions for the remainder of the luncheon. Dwelling Place has been described by Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Carter as “a work of grand sweep and great power. In a form that reads like a novel, Erskine Clarke tells the stories of four generations of wealthy white planters and their slaves and the extraordinarily complex ways in which these two communities interacted. It is a multigenerational tale of black and white, told in a grand narrative style.” Yale University Press submitted Dwelling Place for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award. Reservations for lunch and the discussion are required by Friday, March 24. Cost is $8. To register, contact the Center for Lifelong Learning at 404.687.4587. For more information, visit the CTS web site at www.ctsnet.edu and click on News and Events. Copies of Dwelling Place are available from the seminary bookstore at a 15% discount. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). xxx


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