The Lumen Christi Institute Presents

a reception and conversation with
ICSJ parishioner Kenneth L. Woodward and co-author Martin E. Marty
on their newly released book
Getting Religion
Faith, Culture, & Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama


Impeccably researched, thought-challenging and leavened by wit, Getting Religion (Convergent Books), the highly-anticipated new book from Kenneth L. Woodward, is perfect for readers looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st century public life.

University of Chicago Divinity School
University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St.
$40 Registration Fee, $15 Students, Free for University of Chicago Students
Copies of the book will be available for purchase

In this thoughtful book, Ken Woodward offers us a memorable portrait of the past seven decades of American life and culture. From Reinhold Niebuhr to Billy Graham, from Abraham Heschel to the Dali Lama, from George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton, Woodward captures the personalities and charts the philosophical trends that have shaped the way we live now.
— Jon Meacham, author of Destiny and Power

Kenneth Woodward and Martin Marty

Kenneth Woodward and Martin Marty

Kenneth L. Woodward edited Newsweek’s Religion section from 1964 until his retirement in 2002. He is the author of Making Saints: How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint and Who Doesn’t and The Book of Miracles: The Meaning of the Miracle Stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.

Martin Marty, an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School. The author of over fifty books, Marty has written the three-volume Modern American Religion as well as Politics, Religion and the Common Good.