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

Posted Jan 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 Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.


Sandra Peppers
University of Chicago Divinity School

Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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