2019 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion Forum: Wade Clark Roof
American Academy of Religion
Wade Clark Roof is the 2019 winner of the Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. Having passed away suddenly on August 24, 2019, he will receive the award posthumously at this year's Marty Award Forum.Roof was Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he founded and directed the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life. Trained as a sociologist of religion, and the author of fourteen books, he was widely known for his scholarship on the cultural, civic, and political effects of religious pluralism in the United States, and in particular on the spiritual lives of the baby boomer generation. Under his leadership, the Capps Center consistently brought together multiple publics—scholars, students, Santa Barbara residents, journalists, scientists, elected officials, and more—for extended conversations about key matters of common concern. The Marty Award recognizes Professor Roof’s many contributions as a public scholar, institution builder, and advocate for religious studies and the humanities.In this year’s Marty Award Forum, E.J. Dionne (University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University, W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and syndicated columnist for the Washington Post) will join Roof's former colleague Kathleen Moore (chair of the Religious Studies department at UCSB and interim director of the Capps Center) and two former students, Julie Ingersoll (University of North Florida) and J. Shawn Landres (Jumpstart Labs) for an extended public discussion of Roof’s life and work. Contributions from the audience will be welcomed as well.Erik Owens, Boston College, PresidingPanelists:- E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institute, Washington Post- Julie J. Ingersoll , University of North Florida- J. Shawn Landres , University of California, Los Angeles- Kathleen Moore, University of California, Santa BarbaraThis session was recorded at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, California, on November 24.
Ep 57 - Dr. Martin E. Marty "The day that changed the world"
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." Guest Website/Social Media: http://www.illuminos.com/ Special guest music provided by: Copperlily www.copperlilymusic.com Facebook: @copperlilymusic Twitter: @copperlilymusic Instagram: @copperlilymusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Shadows Glow, The Beautiful Unseen, Flash Paper, & Wishing Well” from the album Copperlily. Copperlily’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider supporting us by joining our Patreon family. You can link to our Patreon site via our website www.thedeconstructionists.com. We recently revamped the entire site! You can now connect with us on social media, email us, stream every episode directly from the website, donate, and buy merchandise! Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecordingSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-deconstructionists/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Father J. Bryan Hehir: 2016 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion Forum
American Academy of Religion
J. Bryan Hehir was the 2016 recipient of the Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. The Marty Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the public understanding of religion. Dr. Shaun Casey, former U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs at the United States State Department and current professor of the practice in Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, dialogues with Professor Hehir at the Forum. Michael Kessler, of Georgetown University, presides. This forum was recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of religion on Sunday, November 20, in San Antonio, Texas. The 2017 AAR Martin E. Marty Award Winner will be announced by the end of summer 2017.
#24—Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison, with Martin E. Marty [MIPodcast]
Maxwell Institute Podcast
On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazi regime in Germany just two weeks before Allied forces liberated the camp where he was hanged—70 years ago this week. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian. Leading up to his death at the age of 44, Bonhoeffer spent two years held captive in Tegel prison due to his role in the German resistance movement. During his time in prison he wrote a number of letters to friends and loved ones which were gathered together after his death and published in a book called Letters and Papers from Prison. The book touched on pressing questions about the place of Christianity in an increasingly secular world and it established Bonhoeffer as one of the leading Protestant thinkers of the twentieth century.In this episode, Martin E. Marty discusses the biography he recently published on Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison. Special Episodes: “Lives of Great Religious Books”This ongoing series of MIPodcast episodes features interviews with authors of volumes in Princeton University Press’s impressive “Lives of Great Religious Books” series. Leading experts examine the origins of books like the Book of Mormon, the Bhagavad Gita, and Augustine’s Confessions. They trace shifts in the reception, influence, and interpretation of these landmark texts. As the Maxwell Institute’s mission statement suggests, we perform scholarly study of religious texts and traditions in order to deepen understanding and nurture discipleship among Latter-day Saints and to promote mutual respect and goodwill among people of all faiths. By looking at other religious texts from a variety of perspectives—worthwhile in their own right—we come to understand other faiths better, as well as our own.About Martin E. MartyMartin E. Marty is professor emeritus of religious history at the University of Chicago. He is the winner of the National Book Award and the author of over fifty books, including his recent titles Martin Luther: A Life and The Christian World: A Global History.The post #24—Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison, with Martin E. Marty [MIPodcast] appeared first on Neal A. Maxwell Institute | BYU.
In this inaugural event in the Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor Marty provides a map for those who wish to increase their understanding of the various spiritualities available in America today. He probes what people mean when they identify themselves as spiritual, and explores some of the wildly disparate options and competitive offerings on the 'spirituality' front. Martin E. Marty is widely regarded as the most prominent interpreter of American religion and culture today. Series: "Ethics, Religion and Public Life: Walter H. Capps Center Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 9528]