January 26, 2015
Galileo: Italian Prophet of the Modern Era
As part of the 2016 Anderson International Festival, focusing on Italy, ASTL will sponsor a
presentation in which actors will give readings from two plays about Galileo: Galileo by Bertolt Brecht and Lamp at Midnight by Barrie Stavis. Following the readings, there will be a discussion of the impact of Galileo on modern ways of thought and the interaction between science and religion.
Time: 6:30 PM on January 26, 2016
Place: Chapman Room, Anderson University Library
2016 March 4-5 – Diana Butler Bass
Foothills Presbytery is co-hosting Dr. Bass at Central Presbyterian Church, Anderson.
Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eight books, including Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening (2012); A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story (2009), nominated for a Library of Virginia literary award; and Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith (2006), which was named as one of the best religion books of the year and was featured in a cover story in USA TODAY.
See dianabutlerbass.com for more information.
2016 October 16 – James Carroll
James Carroll’s Boston Globe columns won the 2012 Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Commentary. James Carroll is the author of eleven novels and eight works of non- fiction, including Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age; the National Book Award winning An American Requiem; the New York Times bestselling Constantine’s Sword, now an acclaimed documentary; House of War, which won the first PEN-Galbraith Award; and Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World, which was named a 2011 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. He lectures widely, both in the United States and abroad. He lives in Boston with his wife, the novelist Alexandra Marshall. He is Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at New York University.
See jamescarroll.net for more information.