Lecture series focuses on Christianity's influence on Western civilization
[SEPT. 20, 2003] Lincoln Christian Seminary announces the annual Dr. James Strauss Lectures to be presented on Oct. 7 and 8 on the Lincoln Christian College and Seminary campus. The seminary is honored to have Dr. Alvin J. Schmidt, professor emeritus of sociology at Illinois College, Jacksonville, present three lectures stemming from his highly acclaimed book "Under the Influence: How Christianity Has Transformed Civilizations." This work, published by Harper Collins/Zondervan, 2001, has prompted over 30 media interviews, including a two-day stint with Dr. James Dobson on the well-known international radio program "Focus on the Family."
Schmidt holds a B.A., M.Div., M.A. and Ph.D. and has taught in colleges and universities in Nebraska, North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri and Canada, as well as Illinois. He has also been a seminary professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Schmidt has published numerous articles and books and was the consulting editor of Zondervan's Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult. He is also noted for his expertise on the topic of fraternal organizations and was recognized by the American Library Association for his work "Fraternal Organizations."
Schmidt's lectures Oct. 7 will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Hargrove Chapel Auditorium, where he will give a presentation entitled "Christianity's Unrecognized Contributions to Western Civilization," and at 7 p.m. in Restoration Hall he will address "Why Are Christianity's Contributions Unrecognized." On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in Hargrove Chapel Auditorium, Dr. Schmidt will speak on "The Erosion of Christianity's Contributions in Today's Culture."
For more information, see www.lccs.edu or contact Mrs. Robyn Orme at (217) 732-3168, ext. 2254.
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