Theologian Martin Marty to Speak at Doane

Speaker Martin Marty to Lead Off First-Plymouth, Doane Lecture Series

Dr. Martin Marty, a noted theologian, 2002 Doane honorary degree recipient, author, columnist and prominent interpreter of religion and culture today, will speak at First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln and Doane College's Crete campus November 12-13.

Marty will present "Religion and Politics After the Elections" Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at First-Plymouth Church, 20th and D streets in Lincoln. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required and a free will offering will be collected. Audience members can meet Marty at a $5 soup supper following the lecture. To register for the lecture or purchase a supper ticket, call 402.476.7550 or email

Marty also will preach First-Plymouth's 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. sermons Nov. 12, presenting "Living with Affluenza: A Treatable Epidemic."

On Monday, Nov. 13, Marty will present "Legality and Morality" at 7 p.m. in Doane's Heckman Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public.

A native Nebraskan, Marty is the author of more than 50 books, including Righteous Empire, winner of the National Book award. He also is a speaker, pastor and teacher, and professor of religious history for 35 years at the University of Chicago. He received an honorary doctorate from Doane in 2002.

Marty is the first speaker in a series of yearly lectures sponsored by Doane and First- Plymouth. The lecture series, called "The Otis Young Lecture on Ethics and Religion," was established earlier this year to recognize Rev. Dr. Otis Young's 35 years of ministry at First- Plymouth Church, his service to the community, and his years of service on Doane College's Board of Trustees.

Each year Doane and First-Plymouth will invite a scholar to address current ethical issues in the context of religious traditions. Speakers will also interact with Doane students in their classrooms.

 For additional information, contact Tammy Alvis at First-Plymouth at 402.476.7565 ext. 204 or by email at

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