Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Welcomes Dr. Andrew Stern to Discuss “Southern Harmony — Catholics and Protestants in the South” on October 26

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WILSON, N.C. – October 15, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew H. M. Stern, associate professor of religious studies at North Carolina Wesleyan College, as the featured speaker for the 2021 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The title of Dr. Stern’s lecture is “Southern Harmony — Catholics and Protestants in the South.” 

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  

Social distancing by family pods and masks are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people. 

Dr. Stern received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Emory University. He is the author of “Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross: Protestant–Catholic Relations in the Old South” (University of Alabama, 2012).   

Established in 1991, the Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series brings to campus each fall semester distinguished performers and lecturers who focus on topics of practical Christian significance for the general public relating to contemporary issues. This lecture series was named in honor of Dr. Allan R. Sharp, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy, at the time of his retirement. The late Dr. Sharp served on the Barton College faculty from 1953-1991.  

For additional information, contact Dr. Rodney A. Werline, dean of Howard Chapel, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Barton College, and director of the Barton College Center for Religious Studies, at or (252) 399-6447 



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