NORTH NEWTON, KAN. Notre Dame history professor Brad S. Gregory will speak on "Reformation History and Ecumenism: Problems and Prospects" for the next Friends of the Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA) program at Bethel College in North Newton. The program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11 in the Administration Building Chapel. He will also present "Why History Matters" in Bethel College convocation at 11 a.m., Friday, March 12 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center. Admission to both lectures is free and open to the public.
Gregory is associate professor of history at University of Notre Dame. He is author of "Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard University Press, 1999) and editor of "The Forgotten Writings of the Mennonite Martyrs" (Brill, 2002). He earned a doctoral degree from Princeton University.
"Salvation at Stake" has won numerous awards, including the 1999 Thomas J. Wilson Prize as the best first book published by the Harvard Press and the California Book Award silver medal for nonfiction.
Bethel College students attend convocations twice weekly as part of the liberal arts experience. The series is designed to help students build community, broaden horizons and explore basic value issues.