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ANDREW M. GREELEY WILL SPEAK ON THE TOPIC OF "RELIGION AS POETRY" AT BARD COLLEGE ON FRIDAY, MAY 24

Emily Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
05-14-2002

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.?Distinguished sociologist, priest, and best-selling author Andrew M. Greeley will speak at Bard College on Friday, May 24, about "Religion as Poetry," which is also the subject of his 1996 book of the same title. The talk by Greeley, free and open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center. The event is presented by the Religion Program at Bard in conjunction with Bard's 2002 commencement. Greeley will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at the College's graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 25.

Father Greeley will give a 30-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session with several seniors in the Bard Religion Program, and will then take questions from the audience.

A native of Chicago, Andrew M. Greeley is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as a research associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His most recent sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church, including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics.

Father Greeley received the Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1954 from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. His graduate work was done at the University of Chicago, where he received a master's degree and Ph.D. He has written scores of books and hundreds of popular and scholarly articles on a variety of issues in sociology, education, and religion. His column on political, church, and social issues is carried by the New York Times Religious News Service. Father Greeley seeks to stimulate discussion of neglected issues and often anticipates sociological trends. He is the author of 30 best-selling novels and an autobiography, Confessions of a Parish Priest. His latest novel, A Midwinter's Tale, will be released this fall.

For further information about the talk, call Jonathan Brockopp at 845-758-7207 or e-mail brockopp@bard.edu.

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(5.14.02)

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