Wangerin to discuss 'The Examined Christian Life'

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2008-08-21
Huntington, Ind.—The 2008-2009 Huntington University Forester Lecture Series begins Sept. 4 with a lecture by Walter Wangerin, Jr. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.


His presentation, titled “The Examined Christian Life,” will address issues in the relationship between faith and vocation. Wangerin is the Emil and Elfriede Jochum University Professor at Valparaiso University. He has authored more than 40 books, including the renowned “Book of the Dun Cow” and “Father and Son: Finding Freedom,” a story of his relationship with his adopted son. His literary work has received national recognition, including the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year Award and several Gold Medallions.

Each semester, Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series. The lectures are designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. All lectures are held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University. The lectures are open to the public free of charge.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, associate professor of history. For further information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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