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Dr. R. Kirby Godsey

Dr. R. Kirby Godsey

First Baptist Church, Decatur

May 31, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

The former President of Mercer University and one of America’s finest theologians visits us to talk about his important new book, ”Is God a Christian?” In this book, Dr. Godsey explores the artificial boundaries religions create for all people of faith and probes the wisdoms and challenges of seven world religions. Rabbi Larry Schlesinger of Macon says the book ”leads the reader on an exceptional and insightful journey through the diversities of religious faith,” and Episcopal Bishop Dan Edwards calls it ”a practical starting point for fostering and furthering acceptance, dialogue and understanding.” Dr. Godsey was for 27 years president of Mercer. His first book, ”When We Talk about God,” was branded as ”heretical” by the Georgia Baptist Convention in 1996 but was widely embraced by mainstream Christians. His talk will be held at First Baptist Church, 308 Clairemont Avenue. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and copies of the book will be for sale and signing.