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News Release (February 6, 1966)


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News Release (February 6, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Release Sunday, February 6, 1966
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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, February 6, 1966 Dr. Nathan A. Scott Jr., one of the outstanding younger men in the field of theology, will be the first speaker in the New College New Perspectives Series for 1966 Thursday at College Hall at 8 p.m. A professor of theology and literature in the Divinity School of the Uni-versity of Chicago, the 40-year-old Dr. Scott has written 12 books on subjects related primarily to religion and literature, plus essays in more than a dozen other volumes. Dr. Scott is a biographer of Albert Camus, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Samuel Beckett, but has written books tracing the relationship between various forms of literature and religion. His lecture topic will be, "Poetry and the Religious Imagination." His book, "The Bro!<.P'.t CP"'lter: Studies in the Theological Horizon of Modern Literature" will be published by the Yale University Press in the spring. After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, Dr. Scott studied for the ministry at the Union Theological Seminary and today is a priest of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Scott has been named a Kent Fellow of the Society for Religion in Higher Education and a Fellow of the School of Letters of Indiana University. -more-


Dr. Nathan A. Scott Jr. Page 2 In addition to his duties as a member of the divinity school faculty, Dr. Scott is co-editor of The Journal of Religion and book review editor of The Christian Scholar. Some of his books exploring the relationship between the world of letters and religion are "Modern Literature and the Religious Frontier," "The Climate of Faith in Modern Literature;': and "Forms of Extremity in the Modern Novel." Others to which he has contributed in a similar vein are, "Symbolism in Religion and Literature," "Religion in American Literature," and "Literature and Belief." Dr. Scott's lecture will be the first of six sponsored by New College to bring to the area speakers who bring contemporary views into particular areas of study. During the last two years the series dealt with natural sciences and the social sciences. This year's area is the humanities and the six speakers explore literature, philosophy, drama, art and even historical influence. The other five speakers, the dates they will speak, and their topics are: Feb. 24, Maurice Valency: "The New Drama"; Mar. 11, Leo Steinberg. : "Picasso Again"; Mar. 24, Juan Lopez-Morillas: "Theory of the Contemporary Novel"; Apr. 14, Crane Brinton: "The Present French Revolution"; Apr. 28, Paul Weiss: "A Philosopher Looks at the Arts." The series of lectures is available on a subscription basis at $18.00. A limited number of individual lecture admissions are issued. Reservations for the series may be made by calling New College: 355-7131, Extension 51. -30-

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