"Music in American Religious Experience: Individuals and Communities" presented on January 25 January 15, 2008

The University of Chicago tapped liturgical, theological and anthropological experts, including Mark Bangert, John H. Tietjen Chair of Pastoral Ministry: Worship and Music at LSTC, to plan its January 25 conference. "Music in American Religious Experience: Individuals and Communities" will be held in Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th Street, on the University of Chicago campus from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. It is open to clergy, academics, and students.

Keynote speakers Edith Blumhofer, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, Wheaton College, and Philip Bohlman, Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Humanities and Music, University of Chicago start the day with their perspectives on music in the religious experience. Three musical presentations and two panel discussions included in the conference will help participants take away a new understanding of music practice in their own religious communities and in society.

Funding for the conference is provided by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. It is the second in a three-year cycle of conferences, consultations, teaching partnerships, and reflection groups exploring the relationship between the professions of teaching and ministry.

To register, email lillyconference@gmail.com. Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.


Sandra Peppers
University of Chicago Divinity School

Jan Boden
Director of Communication and Marketing

The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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