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  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
  • Meeter Center Lecture Hall (HL*320)

Professor Eric Washington is the Lecturer

Come out to hear Professor Eric Washington talk about the history of the Reformed Faith in the African American religious community.

Professor Eric Washington has made a specialty of studying African American thought within the Reformed tradition of Christianity, specifically Calvinism. His interest in the topic dates back to 1998 when he embraced Reformed theology after reading Martin Luther's On the Bondage of the Will and R.C. Sproul's book Chosen by God: "It answered the tough questions I had regarding how a person comes to faith. Being African American and Baptist, I knew of no one in my circles who was Calvinist. This sparked my interest in searching for African American Calvinists."

Washington, a native of New Orleans, La., did his undergraduate work at Loyola University before going on to earn a master's from Miami University in African history and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in African American history.

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