Presidential Symposium Series Lecture Will Focus on Biblical Influence in a Christian University

April 6, 2011

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Dr. Mark A. Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History of Notre Dame, will present the final installment of the Presidential Symposium Series at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Paul Powell Chapel in George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University campus.

Noll's lecture is titled "The Place of the Bible in the Modern Christian University." He is a prominent participant in dialogues between evangelical and Catholic scholars.

Noll is also here in conjunction with The King James Bible conference, hosted by Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion. It is one of the largest celebrations of the anniversary anywhere in the world. The conference is titled "The King James Bible and the World It Made, 1611-2011."

Time Magazine recognized Noll as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America in 2005. He has authored several books, including The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith (2009); God and Race in American Politics (2008); The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (2006); The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys (2004); and The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994).

Previously, Noll served as professor of religion and history at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. While there, he co-founded the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. Noll also served as a visiting teacher at Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Regent College of Vancouver, B.C.

The series, which is free and open to the public, honors Judge Ken Starr's first year as president of Baylor University. The series features speakers who address topics relevant to the Baylor mission in the context of national and global perspectives.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary is at 1110 S. Third St.

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by Susie Typher, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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