Cherry Finalist To Speak On Religious Legacy Of Civil War Oct. 13

Oct. 8, 2003

Dr. Harry Stout, one of the three finalists for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, will lecture on "Upon the Altar of the Nation: Reflections on the Religious and Moral Legacy of the Civil War" at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in Miller Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University, Stout is the author of several books, including "The New England Soul," a Pulitzer Prize finalist for history, and "The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism," which received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for biography as well as the Critic's Award for History in 1991. He co-authored with Nathan Hatch "A Religious History of America" and co-edited with Jon Butler "Readings in American Religious History" and also served as co-editor of "Dictionary of Christianity in America," which received the Book of the Year Award from "Christianity Today" in 1990.

He most recently contributed to and co-edited "Religion in the American Civil War" and is writing a moral history of the American Civil War. He also is co-editing with Jon Butler "Religion in American Life," a 17-volume study of the impact of religion on American history for adolescent readers and public schools. He also is general editor of the "Religion in America" series for Oxford University Press.

The winner of the Cherry Award for Great Teaching will be announced in spring 2004, will receive $200,000 plus $25,000 for his or her home department and will teach in residence at Baylor during the 2005 spring semester. The Cherry finalists each will receive $15,000 and will present a series of lectures at Baylor during the fall. Each will present a Cherry Award Lecture on their home campuses during the 2003-2004 academic year. The home department of the finalists also will receive $10,000 to foster the development of teaching skills.

In addition to Stout, the Cherry finalists are Dr. Eleonore Stump, The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University; and Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, The Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology, Emeritus, at Yale's Divinity School.

For more information, call 710-2923.

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