George Marsden
Posted by Philip Poole on 2015-03-24

Noted historian and author George Marsden will deliver Samford University’s annual Andrew Gerow Hodges Lecture in Ethics and Leadership April 1. 

Marsden, who is professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.  His lecture is titled “Beyond Liberalism and the Culture Wars: A More Inclusive Pluralism” and is open to public.  

Marsden also will meet with students are to discuss the  late theologian C.S. Lewis’ work at a “Mere Christianity Coffee Hour” April 2 at 1 p.m. in Reid Commons.  

Marsden’s studies focus on the interaction between Evangelical Christianity and American culture.  His 2003 nonfiction work, Jonathan Edwards: A Life, was awarded the Bancroft Prize and the Merle Curti Award.  Marsden is a graduate of Haverford College, Westminster Theological Seminary and Yale University, where he received his doctorate. 

The Hodges Lecture is sponsored by Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.