Augustana alumna and church historian the Rev. Dr. Maria E. Erling '78 will offer a public talk, "Augustana's Belief in the Power of Young Adults."
Dr. Erling is professor of modern church history and global mission at United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. Her research interests include the history of American Lutheranism, including the Augustana Synod, immigrant histories and stories, and ecumenism.
Dr. Erling has written many articles and chapters in several books about contemporary Lutheranism, ecumenism, and mainline Protestantism. She co-authored with Mark Granquist, "The Augustana Story, Augsburg Fortress," in 2008.
Her visit is sponsored by Scandinavian Studies at Augustana, The Augustana Presidential Center for Faith and Learning, and Augustana Campus Ministries.
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