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Frank Schaeffer

WWS-CSR "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series to resume February 26

Feb 26, 2008 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

The Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for the Study of Religion's "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" lecture series will continue this spring beginning Tuesday, February 26 with a public lecture by author Frank Schaeffer.

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best selling author. His latest book is a memoir, "Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back."

Schaeffer's three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission: "Portofino," "Zermatt," "Saving Grandma" have a worldwide following and have been translated into 9 languages. "BABY JACK," a novel about the Marines, sacrifice, God, the class division between who serves and who does not, was published in October of 2006.

Schaeffer has written for USA Today, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and many other publications on topics ranging from his critique of American right wing fundamentalism to his experiences as a military parent and novelist and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post website. He has also been interviewed on just about every major talk radio show in the country and been a commentator on both NPR's All Things Considered and several times for the NEWS HOUR and Jim Lehrer. His nonfiction includes "Keeping Faith-A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps" and "AWOL-The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes From Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country."

Schaeffer's lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. It is free and open to the public.

02.26.2008
Frank Schaeffer, author of "Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back"