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Best-selling author is keynote speaker for “Christianity After Religion,” Jan. 24-26, at Columbia Theological Seminary

2011-11-22

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Decatur, GA. Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity for the Rest of Us (2006) will present three lectures during “Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening,” January 24-26, 2012, at Columbia Theological Seminary. The event is the seminary’s 2012 January Seminars. Registration is $265 with discounts available for seminary students. For a schedule of lectures and workshops, and to register, click here

Dr. Bass’s book Christianity for the Rest of Us (2006) was named one of the best religion books of the year by Publishers Weekly and Christian Century, and won the Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Parish Clergy. She is the author of six other books including A People’s History of Christianity: the Other Side of the Story (HarperOne, 2009), nominated for a Library of Virginia literary award in non-fiction. In demand as a conference leader and teacher, Dr. Bass also blogs (The Huffington Post and Beliefnet) and regularly comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and has taught church history, American religious history, history of Christian thought, religion and politics, and congregational studies at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. More information about Columbia: http://www.ctsnet.edu


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