Miller Lecture To Focus On Madison And Religious Liberty

Oct. 3, 2001

A noted scholar in early American political thought will be the featured speaker at Baylor University's annual Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Garrett Sheldon, the John Morton Beaty Professor of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, will speak on "James Madison's Political Philosophy and Religious Liberty" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Bennett Auditorium on the Baylor campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sheldon, who earned his doctorate from Rutgers University, is the author of numerous publications including "The Political Philosophy of James Madison" and "What Would Jefferson Say?". His book, "The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson," became the first American book on Jefferson to be translated into Russian and published in Moscow. Additionally, he has presented conference papers and lectured on Jefferson at Moscow University and Oxford University. An ordained Baptist minister, Sheldon also is the author of the Christian novel "What Would Jesus Do?".

The lecture series, which is sponsored by Baylor's department of political science, is named for the late Dr. Robert T. Miller, who taught in the political science department at Baylor from 1946-1995, serving as the chair of the department from 1962-1990.

For more information, call the political science department at 710-3161.

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