Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish Muslim scholar, thinker, and poet, as well as an educational and humanitarian activist. Fethullah Gülen Lecture Series (FGLS) aims to live out Mr. Gülen’s life’s work by arranging lectures from scholars about Islam and universal values such as dialogue, democracy, education, family, justice and equity.
“Religious Responsibility in Humanitarian Involvement”
Dr. Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity at the University of Chicago. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956, and served as a Lutheran pastor from 1952 to 1962 in the suburbs of Chicago. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School and latterly held an endowed chair. Marty’s doctoral advisees at the University of Chicago included such religious scholars as James R. Lewis, Jeffrey Kaplan, Jonathan M. Butler, and Vincent Harding, as well as Shimer College president Susan Henking.
With the help and generous support of our partners, this event is free.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue & Host
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th St. Chicago, Illinois 60615
Dr. Martin Mary
Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity at the University of Chicago
Martin E. Marty is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 35 years, in the Divinity School and in the History Department. Marty is also 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. Marty also served as a columnist and Senior Editor for The Christian Century from 1956 until 2008.
He is the author of more than 60 books as well as the coauthor, co-editor, or contributor to hundreds of books and more than 5,000 articles. Marty was president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association. He has served on two U. S. Presidential Commissions and has been the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, as well as the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Marty holds a B.A. in Theology and Church History and a M.A. in Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, a S.T.M. (Master in Sacred Theology) from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (LSTC), and a PhD from the University of Chicago. In addition, he has received over 80 honorary doctorates from both domestic and international universities.