The 2016-2017 Charles H. Townes Lecture Series in Faith and Reason will begin with guest lectures from Dr. Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame.
“Understanding the Role of Parents in the Inter-generational Transmission of Religious Faith and Practice to Children”
Among all of the influences on youth today–peers, the media, schools, sports–what role do parents play in shaping the religious and spiritual outcomes of their children? This talk empirically examines the influence of parents on their children religiously and explores possible reasons for this status of parental religious influence today.
The lecture is held in the Birmingham Room at the Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Call 864.294.3777 or email RSVP@furman.edu