Guest Bio:

This week we speak with legendary Historian/Theologian Dr. Martin E. Marty. The Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 35 years, chiefly in the Divinity School, where the Martin Marty Center for advanced studies has since been founded, and in the History Department. Dr. Marty has been a columnist for and Senior Editor at the Christian Century for decades after 1956 and now a writer for its blog.

He has served as editor of the semimonthly Context, a newsletter on religion and culture, from 1969 to 2010. He has been a weekly contributor to Sightings, an electronic editorial published by the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Dr. Marty is a Lutheran pastor, ordained in 1952. He served parishes in the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago for a decade before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1963.While serving his internship in Washington, D.C., he served for the year 1950–1951 as Interim Pastor of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

(Selected) Published Works:

“Pushing the Faith: Proselytism and Civility in a Pluralistic World. With Frederick E. Greenspahn; Our Faiths; Religion and Social Conflict. With Robert Lee; Religion, Ethnicity, and Self Identity: Nations in Turmoil. With R. Scott Appleby; Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Customs, and Festivals; The Unrelieved Paradox: Studies in the Faith of Franz Bibfeldt. With Jerald Brauer; What’s Ahead for the Churches? With Kyle Haselden; and October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World.”

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