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Best-selling author to speak at USM

February 11, 2010

Lincoln scholar and New York Times best-selling author Ronald C. White Jr. will speak on “Abraham Lincoln’s Journey of Faith” at the University of St. Mary’s 12th Annual Lincoln Lecture on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 15.

White will speak at 7 p.m. in Xavier Theatre at the main USM Leavenworth Campus, 4100 S. Fourth St. Admission is free.

White has lectured at the White House and was chosen to speak on Lincoln’s religious beliefs to a Congressional audience as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. He is a graduate of UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, and earned his Ph.D. in Religion and History from Princeton University. White has taught at several higher learning institutions, and is currently a fellow at the Huntington Library and a visiting professor of History at UCLA.

“Understanding Lincoln’s relationship with his faith opens up several windows to help us understand better our nation’s most revered president,” White said. “This is an area of Lincoln’s life usually unexamined or misunderstood.”

The USM Lincoln Lecture Series is made possible by Country Club Bank, the event benefactor.

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