Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster at OBU



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Paul Harvey

From our Department of Self-Promotion, an announcement below which may be of interest to any blog readers we have in the great state of Oklahoma. I don't know for a fact that we have any, but just in case . . .

Celebrating Oklahoma Baptist University's Centennial

The Department of Anthropology, History and Political Science presents

Paul Harvey
1983 OBU Graduate
Professor of History, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Professor Harvey is a nationally recognized historian of Baptists and evangelicals in the South and commentator on present-day American religion and politics.

Tuesday, September 28


9:30-10:45 a.m. “Baptists and the American South” (Public Presentation; GC 220)
How have Baptists dealt with racial differences and other issues important in the South? Join Professor Harvey to reflect on this major problem in the American experience.

Noon-1:30 p.m. “History, Faith, and the Academy” (Open Lunch; GC 222)
Grab your lunch in the cafeteria and come to GC 222 for a rich
conversation! Cosponsored by the Faith and Disciplines Committee.

7-9 p.m. “Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South”
(Public Lecture; Bailey Business Building, Tulsa Royalties Aud.)

How do we explain the co-existence of the piously sacred and the violently
profane in the history of the American South? Through history, literature, music,
and film, this lecture explores four major archetypes of southern religious culture
from the 18th century to the present: Moses, Jesus, the Trickster, and Absalom.
Literary figures, cultural archetypes, and musical explorations have added layers
of complexity to what other wise might be seen as a solid South of evangelicalism.

3 comments:

Edward J Blum at: September 20, 2010 at 12:08 PM said...

I smell alumnus of the year award!!! Will you have to return it, though, for all the bribes you took to attend?

Paul Harvey at: September 20, 2010 at 12:37 PM said...

Just for ol' times sake, I may pay a mandatory visit to the Student Dean's Office and get upbraided for my various sins of commission and omission. I spent about as much time there as in the classroom.

Shirley H. Showalter at: September 24, 2010 at 5:31 AM said...

Happy homecoming, Paul. Would love to attend those lectures!

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