Friends of Burke Library Lecture on April 8th "William James as Pastoral Philosopher"
NEW YORK, April 5, 2010 –

The Friends of Burke Library are pleased to present Dr. Brian Mahan, Scholar-in-Residence, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, lecturing on "William James as Pastoral Philosopher." The event will take place on Thursday April 8 at 6 p.m. at the Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway at 121st St) and is free and open to the public.


Brian Mahan is past director of the Program in Religious Education at Candler School of Theology and a former member of the faculty of the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta. Brian holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago and is the author of Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose: Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition (Jossey-Bass, 2002) and a coauthor of Awakening Youth Discipleship: Christian Resistance in a Consumer Culture (Cascade Books, 2008).

A reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m.; the lecture will follow at 6:30 p.m. For more information regarding this event or to attend, please respond to To view a listing of events, visit:

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