Noted Lincoln Scholar to Present Huntingdon Stallworth Lecture
Montgomery, Ala.—On the bicentennial year observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the centennial year anniversary of Huntingdon College’s move to Montgomery, Dr. Ronald C. White Jr. will present the College’s annual Stallworth Lecture, “Abraham Lincoln’s Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural Address,” Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Huntingdon’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The event, which explores the motivations and thoughts of the man whom many believe was our country’s greatest president, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book-signing reception in the Office of the President. Books will be sold by Capitol Book and News during the event.
One of the country’s foremost experts on the life and service of Abraham Lincoln, White is the author of three books on Lincoln, including his most recent, A. Lincoln: A Biography (Random House; 2009), a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller. A. Lincoln was the main selection of the History Book Club for January 2009. White is also the author of Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural (2002), honored as a New York Times Notable Book of 2002 and a Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, and The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words (2005), a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a selection of the History Book Club and the Book-of-the-Month Club, which said, “this is a book unlike any other you have read on our 16th president.” He has lectured at the White House as well as hundreds of universities, civic organizations, and conventions. White is a graduate of UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, and earned his Ph.D. in religion and history from Princeton University. He has taught at UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, Whitworth University, Colorado College, and San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he served as dean and professor of American religious history. He is presently a fellow at the Huntington Library (California) and a visiting professor of history at UCLA.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The Stallworth Lecture Series is a free public lecture presented annually by a noted scholar on subjects related to religion, service, and civic responsibility. For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.