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Hillsdale College’s Darryl G. Hart Named President of Mencken Society

HILLSDALE, Mich., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hillsdale College announced today that Darryl G. Hart, distinguished associate professor of history at Hillsdale College will be installed as president of the Mencken Society and deliver the 2017 Mencken Memorial Lecture at 2 p.m. on September 9, 2017, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Mencken Day 2017 celebration.

Darryl G. Hart, distinguished associate professor of history at Hillsdale College
“It’s an honor to be chosen to take the helm of the Mencken Society and to speak at this year’s Mencken Day activities,” Hart said. “I’m looking forward to the chance to discuss the fascinating character of H. L. Mencken with others interested in the legacy he’s left behind.”
Titled “When America Was Great and Baltimore Knew Better,” Hart’s lecture is the centerpiece of the library’s event which honors the works and legacy of the “Sage of Baltimore,” Henry Louis Mencken. The speech will explore material from Hart’s recently published book, Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Mencken, which explores how Christianity framed Mencken’s skepticism and concerted criticisms of American culture.
As the speaker for the 2017 Mencken Memorial Lecture, Hart joins the ranks of esteemed previous lecturers including author Christopher Hitchens, long-time editor of The American Scholar Joseph Epstein and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley.
Mencken Day 2017 will also feature several exhibits on Mencken, open to the public throughout the day. Other activities will be hosted at the Maryland Historical Society. The society’s France Hall will open its doors for the Mencken Society’s annual meeting, featuring an address by Baltimore lawyer George W. Liebmann, followed by Hart’s lecture. For a full schedule of Mencken Day 2017 events, visit http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/menckenday.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.6 million. More information is available at hillsdale.edu.

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Reformed Theological Seminary Launches Online Journal

ORLANDO, Fla., June 7, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — The inaugural issue of Reformed Faith & Practice: The Journal of Reformed Theological Seminary was launched on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 and can be accessed at journal.rts.edu.

This is a major milestone for the seminary as this year it celebrates its 50th anniversary.  For years RTS has published a popular magazine, Ministry and Leadership.  This is the first time in RTS history that it has produced a theological journal.

The new journal will be published three times a year and distributed electronically without charge. Each issue will contain articles, interviews, book reviews, and occasional tastes of campus community life – excerpts from lectures, chapel presentations, and other seminary conversations that may be on interest to the broader community.  The journal’s editorial board will be made up of the academic deans at the various RTS campuses.

The RF&P will encourage theological reflection with a particular view toward the well-being of evangelical and Reformed churches. The journal will reflect the academic excellence of the RTS faculty, while aiming to help those in pastoral ministry.  It will present articles that are biblical and theological, thus providing ministry resources for leaders of the church. It will also aim to serve the alumni of Reformed Theological Seminary as an on-going source of continuing education.  You may subscribe to receive an email notification of each issue by signing up at www.rts.edu/subscription/publications.aspx.

Reformed Theological Seminary has campuses in Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Jackson, Memphis, New York City, Orlando, Washington, D.C., and Global.  John R. Muether, Dean of Libraries and Professor of Church History at the Orlando campus, is the editor of RF&P. Queries about the journal can be sent to him at editor@journal.rts.edu.