Raboteau will speak on major figures in the Christian prophetic tradition such
as Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton October 1–4 at Princeton Seminary—
Princeton, NJ, September 20, 2012–Dr. Albert
J. Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion at Princeton University,
will deliver the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary beginning
Monday, October 1. The five-lecture series is titled “Christian Visionaries of
Radical Social Change in 20th Century America” and will look at some
of the major figures in the Christian prophetic tradition, including Dorothy
Day, Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King Jr.
for the lectures is as follows:
Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture I: “The Prophetic Tradition: Sources
Tuesday, October 2, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture II: “Doing the Works of Mercy:
Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker Movement”
Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture III: “The Search for Common Ground:
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture IV: “Contemplation in a World of
Action: Thomas Merton”
Thursday, October 4, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture V: “Beloved Community: Martin Luther
in American religious history. His research and teaching have focused on American
Catholic religious history and African American religious movements, and he is
currently working on the place of beauty in the history of Eastern and Western
coedited with Richard Alba and Josh DeWind, Immigration
and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives, and has
written and updated the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Slave Religion: The ‘Invisible Institution’
in the Antebellum South. Other publications include A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African American Religious History
and African American Religion:
Interpretative Essays in History and Culture, edited with Timothy Fulop.
cochair of the Social Science Research Council Working Group on Religion,
Immigration, and Civic Life. He is on the board of directors, Executive
Committee of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, on the
Visiting Committee of Harvard Divinity School, and is a member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He received his
A.B. from Loyola University, his M.A. from the University of California,
Berkeley and Marquette University, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale
are free and open to the public and will be held in the Main Lounge of the
Mackay Campus Center.
Lectures were created in 1871 by Levi P. Stone, Esquire, of Orange, New Jersey,
a director and also a trustee of the Seminary.
Seminary was established in 1812 by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church as a post-graduate professional school of theology. Currently
celebrating its Bicentennial, Princeton is the largest Presbyterian seminary in
the country, with 500 students in six graduate degree programs.
information about the lecture series, visit www.ptsem.edu or call the
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