The Professor as Peacemaker (public lecture)

Interested in the relationship between public intellectuals and the church? Hear Dr. Perry Bush discuss “The Professor as Peacemaker.”

The Professor as Peacemaker


Dr. Perry Bush is Chair of the Department of History and Religion at Bluffton University, Ohio. His public lecture, “The Professor as Peacemaker: C Henry Smith and the Mennonite Intellectual Tradition, 1918-1948,” will be held on 22 May at 7 PM at the University of Winnipeg‘s Convocation Hall.

Dr. Bush received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in 1990. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Zaporozhye National University (Ukraine) in 2012, and was awarded the Charles DeBenedetti Prize in Peace History in 2003-4. He is the author of Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community took on Big Oil and Won (Kent OH: Kent State University Press, 2012), Dancing with the Kobzar: Bluffton College and Mennonite Higher Education (Telford PA: Pandora Press, 2000), and Two Kingdoms, Two Loyalties: Mennonite Pacifism in Modern America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).

His forthcoming book is Peace, Progress, and the Professor: The Mennonite History of C. Henry Smith (Herald Press, 2015).

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