Malone alumnus and author Gerald Mast will speak to students on April 10
March 26, 2013 | Release # 6583
Gerald Mast, Ph.D., a 1987 graduate of Malone University and author of the new book, Go to Church – Change the World, will be the speaker at the annual alumni chapel service of Malone University's College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences (CTAS), scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program is free and open to the public. Dr. Mast's book and lecture address the relationship between Christian community and Christian vocation, offering an answer to the important and timely question, "Why does going to church matter?"
Gerald Mast, Ph.D., is professor of rhetoric and communication at Bluffton University. His speaking and writing has addressed a variety of topics related to Anabaptist persuasion, including peace rhetoric, the Amish in American culture, martyrdom, and Christian vocation. He serves as vice-chair of The Mennonite magazine board and as editor of Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History.
Dr. Mast is also the author of numerous other titles, including:
Defenseless Christianity: Anabaptism for a Nonviolent Church (co-authored with J. Denny Weaver), The Work of Jesus Christ in Anabaptist Perspective (co-edited with Alain Epp Weaver), Separation and the Sword in Anabaptist Persuasion: Radical Confessional Rhetoric from Schleitheim to Dordrecht, Teaching Peace: Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts (co-edited with J. Denny Weaver), and Anabaptists and Postmodernity (co-edited with Susan Biesecker-Mast).
Mast says, "I teach rhetoric and communication from a reconciling Christian perspective. In lectures, sermons, essays, and books I advocate the power of powerlessness and present the life of the peaceable new humanity that God is bringing about through the work of Jesus Christ."
The College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences is Malone University's largest academic unit. It offers rigorous academic programs in each of its member disciplines and contributes significantly to the general education program. The College actively promotes the flourishing of each of its ten member departments, and advocates for the value of a Christian liberal arts education both within the University and beyond it.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013
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Director of University Relations
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