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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 forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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