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Ancient African Christianity is April lecture topic

Robin Jensen, a professor of History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Benes Room B of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

Jensen will discuss “Ritual Spaces and Holy Places: The Archaeological Evidence for Ancient African Christianity.” The program is free and open to the public.

Jensen’s latest book, The Practice of Christianity in Roman Africa, written with her husband, Patout Burns, will be published in October. Other recent books include Living Water: Images, Symbols and Settings of Early Christian Baptism (2011) and Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity (2012).

This is OWU’s 2013 Merrick Lecture, founded by Frederick Merrick, a former professor and OWU president. Each lecture discusses an aspect of “experimental and practical religion,” according to an OWU news release.