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Historian and theologian visits campus Feb. 21

Feb. 15, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- A specialist in 19th century European intellectual history and modern theology will visit the WMU campus Wednesday, Feb. 21, to discuss "German Theological and Ecclesiastical Responses to National Socialism."

Dr. A. James Reimer, professor of religious studies at Conrad Grebel College of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in 3508 Knauss Hall. Sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Religion, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology, the presentation is free and open to the public.

Reimer is the academic advisor of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre for graduate level theological education, teaching, research and ecumenical conversation at the University of Toronto. He has done extensive research in a number of areas including German theology of the 1920s and 30s, modern theology and Mennonite systemic theology. He is the author of a number of books including "The Emmanuel Hirsch and Paul Tillich Debate: A Study in the Political Ramifications of Theology," and his most recent, "Mennonites and Classical Theology: Dogmatic Foundations for Christian Ethics."

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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