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3940 NW 16th Blvd, Bldg B
Gainesville, FL 32605
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Alfred A. Ring Lecture Series

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 “What’s Spirituality Got To Do With It? Living in an age of   Nones, Dones and Post-Religion.”

 Please join us at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on November 30  and December 1 as the 2016 Ring Lecture Series brings    bestselling  author and church  scholar Diana Butler Bass to  Holy Trinity on November 30 and December 1.

 Dr. Butler Bass will present three different lectures, all on  the  topic,  “What’s Spirituality Got To Do With It? Living in  an age  of Nones, Dones  and Post-Religion.”


    Wednesday, November 30:
  •  5:30 PM Reception, Page Parish   Hall
  •  6:30 PM Lecture, Church
  • Thursday, December 1st:
  • 10:30 AM Lecture, Church
  • 5:30 PM Reception, Page Parish Hall
  • 6:30 PM Lecture, Church


Dr. Butler Bass holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution (HarperOne, 2015) and the widely influential Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening (HarperOne, 2012). Her other books include A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story (HarperOne, 2009), nominated for a Library of Virginia literary award, and the best-selling Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith (2006) which was named as one of the best religion books of the year by Publishers Weekly and was featured in a cover story in USA TODAY.

Dr. Butler Bass regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues. She writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR.

Additionally, Dr. Butler Bass has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and the Virginia Theological Seminary in subjects ranging from church history, American religious history, history of Christian thought, to religion and politics, religion and race, and congregational studies.

The Ring Lecture Series, supported by the Holy Trinity Episcopal Foundation, Inc., honors the memory of Dr. Alfred A. Ring, a longtime Holy Trinity parishioner and University of Florida professor.

The scholarship of Christian theology spans a broad spectrum, containing ideas familiar and comfortable to mainstream denominations such as ours as well as ideas we might find challenging. Sometimes you’ll agree with a speaker, sometimes not. Hopefully, however, each speaker will encourage each of us to grow in our own faith and our relationship with Christ.

As we move forward, we will continue to invite eminent theologians, critics and researchers to Holy Trinity, and will make every effort to continue to maintain a theological balance between our lecturers.

We hope you’ll join us on this voyage of discovery!


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  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Foundation, Inc.
  • 3940 NW 16th Blvd, Bldg B
  • Gainesville, FL 32605
  • P: (352) 372-4721, ext. 114
  • F: (352) 375-1797
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