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12:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Domestic and International Dynamics of Democracy in Turkey: The Contributions of the Gulen MovementAtlantic Institute is pleased to host Professor Loye Ashton in the Atlantic Luncheon Series Loye Ashton received his Phd from Boston University. Currently he is an associate professor of religious studies at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the chair of the Interdisciplinary Humanities department and director of the religious studies program, a member of the Honors Program Faculty, as well as a biomedical research ethicist in the Educational Training Program of the Jackson Heart Study. He has been a member of the American Academy of Religion since 1993 and a member of the North American Paul Tillich Society since 2004, where he recently served as president (2008). In 2009 he was accepted into the American Academy of Religion/Luce Foundation research seminar on Comparative Theology and Theologies of Religious Pluralism. In addition to numerous papers delivered at academic conferences, Ashton has recently had three theological commentaries (for Propers 16–18) published in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Lectionary Commentary Series, Year B, Volumes 3 and 4 (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009). He is also currently working on two book-length projects, Faithful Uncertainty: Introducing Contemporary Theology (Westminster John Knox Press) and a current manuscript project about the sources of the opposition to the Gülen/Hizmet interfaith peace movement in Turkey. An avid student of world percussion for over thirty years, he is also a contributing blogger to the website www.rockandtheology.com administered by Liturgical Press and Fordham University.RSVP is required to reserve your seat. Tickets are $10 per person. This program is sponsored by Istanbul Center.
10.00 Midtown Luncheon Series with Dr. Loye Ashton 10.00