Historian to address religious fundamentalism and the rule of law

Professor Martin Marty, America's leading historian of religion, will lecture on "The Rules of Fundamentalism and the Rule of Law" on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium at Willamette University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Marty is the author of more than 50 books on religion and American culture, including the three-volume Modern American Religion and the National Book Award-winning Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America.  His latest book is The Mystery of the Child.

Marty currently serves as the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. The Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago conducts advanced research in the study of religion and religious questions facing modern culture.

Marty's lecture is sponsored by the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy at Willamette University and Saint Mark Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Reyna Meyers at (503) 370-6046 or