Marlboro College

NewsMonday Night Lecture examines
religion's impact on war

Discussion launches Marlboro College
Lecture Series "Secular & Sacred"

Marlboro, VT- Harry Stout, chair of Yale University's Department of Religious Studies, examines the influence of faith on conflict in his lecture, Baptized in Blood: Reflections on the Religious and Moral Dimensions of America's Civil War.

The event, scheduled for September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Ragle Hall, kicks off the Fall 2006 season of Marlboro College's Monday Night Lecture Series Secular and Sacred. The series explores the relationship between religion and politics in different cultural and historical perspectives.

"Clergy were some of the most influential people of their time. They had a tremendous impact on the Civil War,' said Stout in a phone interview.

Stout is currently writing a book about the topic and plans to use his research as a backdrop for a discussion about current events.

"What went right in the Civil War? What went wrong? How can we use those lessons today? "asked Stout.

He'll offer his take on the answers and allow time for audience interaction following his talk.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Marlboro College Monday Night Lecture Series is funded by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Thomas Thompson Trust, the Vermont Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and an anonymous donor.

For more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644.

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