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Cover of the brochure for the 2014 Schrag Lecture, sponsored by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah CollegeSchrag Lecture 2014


The 2014 Schrag Lecture, titled "Anabaptists, Evangelicals and the Search for a Third Way in Postwar America," will be delivered by Dr. David R. Swartz on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 8pm in Alexander Auditorium (Frey 110) on the campus of Messiah College.


Friends of the Sider Institute are cordially invited to attend the annual banquet and interact with the speaker prior to the lecture. Advanced registration is required, and the cost of the banquet is $20. To make reservations, contact Shirley Groff, administrative assistant for the Sider Institute, at or at (717) 766-2511 ext. 2025.


This year's lecturer, David R. Swartz, is assistant professor of history at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), which charts the rise and fall of a politically and socially progressive segment of the American Evangelical movement in the turbulent decades of the 1960s and 1970s. He earned his PhD at the Universtiy of Notre Dame.


To learn more about this year's lecture, or to download a brochure, click on the image to the right.