Next Thursday, February 19th, David Hall of Harvard Divinity School will be giving a free public lecture at the Claremont School of Religion. Below is the text of the announcement; you may also download a color PDF version of the event flyer.
The School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University and the LDS Council on Mormon Studies invite you to a lecture by
David D. Hall
John Bartlett Professor of New England Church History
Harvard Divinity School
“Through a Different Glass: Reconsidering the Puritans and their Legacies in American Religious History With Reflections on Mormonism”
David Hall, the preeminent expert on American Puritanism, has pioneered the field of “lived religion.” His noted book Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment explores the religious lives of ordinary New England Puritans, the ancestors of Joseph Smith and many early Mormons. His work sheds light on what Ralph Waldo Emerson meant when he said Mormonism was an “after-clap of Puritanism.”
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 8:00 PM
Mudd Auditorium, Claremont School of Theology.
1325 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA
(Off Foothills Boulevard)
Free and open to the public