Bill Leonard, dean of the Wake Forest University Divinity School and professor of church history, will give the public lecture “Changing a Theology: Baptists, Salvation and Globalism Then and Now” at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 in the university’s Wait Chapel.
Leonard, an expert on church history and an observer of religious trends and issues, is the author or editor of 14 books, including the newly released “Baptist Ways: A History.” The book, released this summer by Judson Press, is a comprehensive history that traces significant aspects of the Baptist movement from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
The free talk is the first of this academic year’s “New Horizons in Religious Studies,” a lecture series created by the Divinity School and the religion department to highlight recent publications by faculty members.
Leonard’s lecture is given as part of the Divinity School’s Fall Convocation, and it will mark the start of the school’s fifth academic year. A book signing at the College Book Store, located next to Wait Chapel, is scheduled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
For more information, call the Divinity School at 336-758-5121.
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