Baylor's Honors College Hosts Faith, Culture Artist

Feb. 18, 2010

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Michael D. O'Brien, a painter and writer born in Ottawa, Canada, will present his lecture "The Role of the Christian Writer in a Secular Age: Don Quixote or David and Goliath?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Alexander Reading Room on the Baylor campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Baylor's Honors College lecture series, which features a variety of scholars, authors and public figures throughout the year.

In 1970, O'Brien started working as a professional artist and has developed a range of religious paintings from rituals to interpretations on the meaning of the human person. O'Brien's paintings are featured on the cover of his books and in churches, monasteries, universities and community collections in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Australia and Africa.

O'Brien has written several publications, including Father Elijah, A Landscape with Dragons and The Family and the New Totalitarianism. His essays have appeared in international journals such as Catholic World Report, Inside the Vatican and The Chesterton Review.

For more information about this lecture, visit the Honors College Lecture Series website.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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