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Reformation scholar from Notre Dame to give annual lectures

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 16:12
Brad Gregory, Notre Dame

Brad S. Gregory, a well-known and widely honored historian and Reformation scholar, will give the 70th annual Menno Simons Lectures Oct. 16-17, looking at the Radical Reformation and religious freedom.

Both lectures are at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with opportunity for audience discussion following each lecture. They are free and open to the public.

Gregory’s overall topic for his two-lecture series is “The Radical Reformation and Religious Freedom: A Historical Retrospective.”

Professor dedicated a lifetime to history

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 22:46
Keith and Aldine Sprunger

The memorial service for Keith L. Sprunger, professor emeritus of history, will be Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church.

Sprunger held the Oswald H. Wedel Endowed Chair in History, and is remembered by generations of Bethel students for the class History of Civ. He died April 24 after several months of physical decline.

Garcia brings global perspective to annual Bethel lecture series

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 15:51
Cesar Garcia photo by Janet Bauman for Canadian Mennonite

The first leader of a worldwide Mennonite confederation to hail from the global South will give this year’s Menno Simons Lectures, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 25-26.

And for the first time in the almost 70-year history of the lecture series, it will take place entirely online.

Speaker César García, a native of Colombia now living in Canada, became general secretary of Mennonite World Conference in 2012.

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