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Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Scholar Mark Noll
Mark Noll will discuss "We Are What (and How) We Sing: The Significance of Hymnody in American Religious History" on Friday, Apr. 11, as part of the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. in Raitt Recital Hall on the Malibu campus.
Noll took his undergraduate degree at Wheaton College, his M.A. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. For 27 years he served on the faculty at Wheaton College, before joining the faculty at the University of Notre Dame as the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History in 2006. Among Noll's best known works are A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada (1992), The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994), America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (2002), and Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism (2005). In 2005, Time magazine named Noll one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. His lecture at Pepperdine is one in a prestigious series of Reed Lectures sponsored by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society.
Now in its 10th anniversary year, the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series brings nationally renowned speakers to the University to give a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute question-and-answer period. The series provides the Pepperdine and local communities the opportunity to hear a variety of outstanding national scholars and professionals who are exceptional examples in their field.
For more information please call the Seaver College Dean's Office at (310) 506-4280, or visit the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series Web site.