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Horstman Researches Belief in 'Thoughtful' Look at Christianity

History professor emeritus Allen Horstman
"You don't have to check your brain at the door when you go to church," says history professor emeritus Allen Horstman of his most recent work: explaining controversial and contradictory parts of the Bible. Using ancient texts and contemporary scholarship in fields as diverse as history, anthropology, psychology, and political science, Horstman compiled research and reflection into 498 pages of Christianity: A Guide for the Thoughtful (Skeptic or Believer).

A Century Ago, a 'Dizzying Plunge' into War

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, near Thiepval, Picardy, France.

"By any objective standard it ranks among the most significant passages in modern history," writes Christopher Hagerman, associate professor of European history at Albion College, about World War I, also known as the Great War. "The last of Europe's Great Powers plunged toward war one hundred years ago," on August 3, 1914.

Albion College Remembers Story, Legacy of Miriam Winter

Miriam Winter received an honorary degree from Albion College at 2009 Commencement.
Miriam Winter, a child survivor of the Holocaust in Poland who received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Albion College at 2009 Commencement, passed away July 19. "She inspired many at Albion College to think and feel deeply as well as act effectively in defense of those values that make for a humane society," history professor Geoffrey Cocks said.

Wes Dick: Fifty Years After Freedom Summer

Albion College history professor Wes Dick (right) with civil rights leader Julian Bond
"Those of us of age in 1964," writes the Albion College history professor, "remember when we heard the news that three civil rights workers—Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman—had gone missing as Freedom Summer was just under way. June 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the shocking news."

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