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Oct. 25: Theology in Contemporary Music: Its Source May Surprise You

A conversation with contemporary Christian music star Gloria Gaither and Mark Hulsether, professor of religion and American studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville

When: Tuesday 25 October, 7:00-9:-00 PM

Where: Butler University, Clowes Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave. Indianapolis

Gloria Gaither and her husband Bill were hailed as “Songwriters Of The Century” by the American Society of Composers and Publishers. Reputable not only as a songwriter and speaker, Gloria Gaither has come to be known as a stateswoman in the field of Christian ministry. She directs videos, writes proposals, and procures funding for the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. The books, lyrics, and speeches she has written have come not from some spiritual guru or saint, but from Gloria's struggle with her own insecurities, difficulties, and heavy work load which have helped to strengthen her faith. In collaboration with her husband, Gloria has written over 600 songs, has 60 recordings, been recipient of numerous awards, written twelve musicals and a collection of books. Dr. Mark Hulsether attained his Ph.D at the University of Minnesota, 1992, in American Studies. He is a recipient of the Research Grant, Understandings of US National Identity in a Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary Program in Global Studies, University of Tennessee, 2004. He has authored several articles and books, including "New Approaches to the Study of Religion and Culture," forthcoming in New Approaches to the Study of Religion, ed. Peter Antes, Armin Geertz, and Randi Warne (Berlin: Verlag de Gruyter) and "Religion and Culture," forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, ed. John Hinnells (New York: Routledge).

Sponsored by Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation Lecture Series.

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