Interpreting Faith, Nation and Academy

Organized by Paul Pribbenow, Rob Wilson-Black and William Sachs – former Marty students – on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Martin Marty Center (and Martin Marty's 90th birthday). 


Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 1pm-3pm 

Venue: University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 
directions and parking

Welcome address from Laurie Zoloth, Margaret E. Burton Professor and Dean of the Divinity School

Papers and responses from students of Professor Marty 

  • "A sort of republican banquet table: interfaith work in the public sphere"

    Paul Pribbenow (MA'79, PhD'93), President of Augsburg College
    • Respondents: Susan Henking (MA'79, PhD'88), President Emerita of Shimer College, and L. DeAne Lagerquist (PhD'86), Harold H. Ditmanson Chair in Religion, St. Olaf College
  • "Questioning the uniqueness of the American religious experience"

    The Reverend William Sachs (PhD'81), Executive Director of the Center for Interfaith Reconciliation 
    • Respondents: Yaakov Ariel (MA'82, PhD'86), Professor and Co-director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and R. Scott Appleby (MA'79, PhD'85), Marilyn Keough Dean of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs
  • "The dangers of performing religion in public – from the National Museum of American Religion, Davos' New Social Covenant, and the White House to Oprah's Belief series."

    Rob Wilson-Black (MA'92, PhD'02), Chief Executive Officer, Sojourners
    • Respondents: Michele Rosenthal (PhD'99), Media Research Consultant, Haifa, Israel

  • Martin Marty Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

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