'Wall of Misconception' Author To Speak On Church-State Separation

Feb. 16, 2008
News Photo 4394Dr. Peter Lillback

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media communications, (254) 710-6275

Best-selling author and scholar Peter Lillback will bring to Baylor University his examination of one of the most debated "invisible" walls in human history - the "wall" of separation between church and state in America.

Lillback, president and professor of historical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and author of Wall of Misconception, will speak on the question - "Does the separation of church and state mean the separation of God and government?" - at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the SBC Theatre at Baylor's Mayborn Museum Complex.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor.

Lillback's book examines our nation's historic understanding of and the founding fathers' intention in the relationship of our Constitution to matters of faith, ethics and morals, taking into account the historical and biblical context, as well as the concept's relation to today's culture.

In addition to his leadership role at Westminster, Lillack serves as senior pastor of Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and president of The Providence Forum. He is the voice of "Proclaiming the Word," a daily syndicated radio program, as well as "The Proclamation Worship Hour."

Lillback received his bachelor's degree from Cedarville University in Ohio, a master's in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling George Washington's Sacred Fire, The Binding of God: Calvin's Role in the Development of Covenant Theology, Freedom's Holy Light - With a Firm Reliance on Divine Providence and Proclaim Liberty: A Broken Bell Rings Freedom to the World. His next book is the soon-to-be-released Lessons on Liberty: A Primer for Young Patriots.

For more information, contact the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor at (254) 710-7555.

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