Charles Kimball to lecture on new book at WFU

Charles Kimball, chair of the department of religion at Wake Forest University, will give a public lecture Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in the lower auditorium of Wingate Hall.

Kimball, an ordained Baptist minister and expert on Islam, will discuss his new book, “When Religion Becomes Evil,” to be released by HarperSanFrancisco on Sept. 11. Kimball’s new book is a response to issues raised after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The free lecture is the first in a new series sponsored by the Wake Forest Divinity School and the department of religion at Wake Forest, “New Horizons in Religious Studies.” The series will feature lectures on recent publications by the Divinity School and religion department faculty members.

Kimball was tapped as an expert by numerous national and international media during the coverage following the Sept. 11 terrorist actions.

During the week of Sept. 11, Kimball will be speaking at several commemorative events in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a public event at the National Cathedral.

For more information call the Divinity School at 336-758-5121.

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