Postponed: 8th Annual Harrod-C.S. Lewis Legacy Lecture

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CONTACT Sarah Backer
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Fulton, Mo.—Feb. 5, 2020:
Because of inclement weather, Westminster College is postponing the 8th Annual Harrod-C.S. Lewis Legacy Lecture that was scheduled for Feb. 6. The lecture has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

Rev. Larry Brown, Ph.D., of Columbia, MO, will deliver the lecture.

A renowned storyteller who frequently appears on PBS, Brown is famous for infiltrating and writing about racist, white nationalist groups throughout the United States. His lecture will focus on the legacy of martyred German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Bonhoeffer famously opposed Adolf Hitler and vehemently protested Nazi treatment of the Jews during World War II.

Brown’s lecture will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Bonhoeffer’s death: He was executed on April 9, 1945, at Flossenburg, a Nazi concentration camp in Flossenburg, Germany.

Dr. Cliff Cain, the Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies at Westminster, says the College is the perfect venue for Brown’s lecture.

“Given the history of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, during the Nazi air raids on England, and especially London, it is quite appropriate that this year’s lecture be held here,” Cain says.

Brown is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and a professor emeritus of human geography at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The C.S. Lewis Legacy Lecture is a well-established event at Westminster that honors the legacy of British writer and thinker C.S. Lewis. Through the annual lecture, the College seeks to bring to campus people who speak to themes, topics and issues that Lewis regarded highly.

Past lecture topics include faith and reason, theological imagination, science and religion, the contribution of Native American spirituality to Christian thought today, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., misconceptions about Muslims and Islam, and antisemitism and Jewish-Christian relations after the Holocaust.

Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private liberal arts college in Fulton, MO. Located on the Westminster campus, the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, is part of America’s National Churchill Museum, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Church and Museum commemorate Winston’s Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech, delivered on campus in 1946. To learn more about Westminster College or the Museum, visit the College’s site here, or go to the ANCM site here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Sarah Backer at 573 592-5438, 573-220-9038 or Sarah.Backer@westminster-mo.edu.

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Sarah Rummel Backer is a Media and Content Strategist at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. A 1992 graduate of the College, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communication in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.