Duke theology professor to discuss Obama, King

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2009-09-29
 Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s Forester Lecture Series will feature Dr. J. Kameron Carter at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. This lecture is part of the Adams Tribute Lecture Series.

Carter, associate professor of theology at Duke Divinity School, will discuss “Obama and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.” His presentation will address the King legacy in American religion and politics and will offer a meditation on the future of religion in the United States.

J. Kameron Carter received degrees from Temple University, Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of Virginia. He is the author of a forthcoming book from Oxford University Press titled “Race: A Theological Account.” He is a widely respected observer of the African-American experience in the United States and scholar of the historic black church in America.

Each semester, Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series. The lectures are designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The lectures are open to the public free of charge.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, associate professor of history. For further information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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