On Friday, March 25, from 2-4 pm, Vanguard University’s Lewis Wilson Institute will host a seminar conducted by Dr. David Marley as he talks about his book, Pat Robertson: An American Life, in Heath Academic Center room 109.
Dr. Marley, an associate professor of history at Vanguard, focuses on teaching courses in American religious history with an emphasis on the Christian Right and modern evangelicalism. His book Pat Robertson: An American Life was published in May 2007 and will be the focal point of the seminar.
Pat Robertson is well known both nationally and internationally as a religious broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, religious leader, businessman and author. He is the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Inc. and founder of International Entertainment Inc., Regent University, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, American Center for Law and Justice, The Flying Hospital, Inc. and several other organizations and broadcast entities.
“This is a fantastic lecture for VU students because Pat Robertson is such an influential and important person in Christianity today, and it is a great opportunity to understand more about him through the historical work of Dr. Marley,” says Dr. Derrick Rosenior, associate professor of communication and director of the Lewis Wilson Institute.
The Lewis Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies seeks to encourage and support the study of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. It does so by serving as a conference and research center for scholars, church leaders, students and others interested in probing the historical significance and the contemporary global role of Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movements. The Lewis Wilson Institute organizes conferences, lectureships, seminars and roundtables that focus on new Pentecostal scholarship and contemporary issues facing Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Renewal.
For more information, visit the Lewis Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies. Chapel credit will be given for Vanguard University students.