Preaching to the Choir

Martin Marty, one of the preeminent theologians of our day, will deliver the Seminary’s annual Weber Memorial Lectures in pastoral ministry, Thursday, March 7, in Prosser Auditorium.

Marty will offer a series of layered discussions on “Embodying Community in Ministry”—a topic aimed at small to midsize traditional Protestant congregations, which may find themselves searching for parishioners, financial support, and answers in this age of giant evangelical establishments.

There are hourlong lectures at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and a lecture followed by discussion at 1:00 p.m.

A Lutheran minister, Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor emeritus of the history of modern Christianity at the University of Chicago and the George B. Caldwell Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Park Ridge Center for Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago. He is the founder and namesake of the center for research in religious studies at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School.

The writer of more than 50 books, including the standard text Modern American Religion, Marty is a contributing editor to Christian Century magazine and editor of the weekly e-mail column Sightings.

His honors include the National Humanities Medal, the National Book award, and the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is past president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association.

The Weber Lectures were established at the Seminary in 1950 in memory of Rev. Christian Otto Weber ’18 and his wife, Dorothy Pfohl Weber, by their sons, Herbert ’49, Bruce ’51, and Christian ’52.

The 2002 Weber Lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required: Ext. 1519.

Feburary 26, 2002

Preaching to the Choir
Theologian Martin Marty to deliver the 2002 Weber Memorial Lectures in pastoral ministry.
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