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Lafayette College’s celebration of Black History Month continues Wednesday, Feb. 10, with two talks by Vincent Wimbush, professor of New Testament and Christian origins at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Wimbush will give a Brown Bag Lecture on “Religion in the African-American Experience” at noon in the Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall. He will deliver a major talk on “Religion in the Diaspora” at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. The events are free and open to the public. At the noon event, lunch will be available for $3.00.

Wimbush is also an adjunct professor in the department of religion at Columbia University. His interests include the social world of early Christianity, asceticism in Christian antiquity, and the Bible in American (especially African American) culture. He is editor of two books, Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook, published in 1990, and Discursive Formations, Ascetic Piety, and the Interpretation of Early Christian Literature (1992). Wimbush holds doctoral and master’s degrees from Harvard University and a master’s degree from Yale University.

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