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July 8, 2007  Guest Robert Franklin
Raise Her for God

Dr. Robert Franklin is a scholar-preacher and insightful educator as well as a former seminary program administrator and foundation executive. He has served on the faculties of his alma maters, the University of Chicago and Harvard University Divinity schools, and at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and Emory University's Candler School of Theology where he gained a national reputation as director of Black Church Studies. He then assumed the presidency of the ITC, and served as program officer at the Ford Foundation where he had primary responsibility for grants to African American churches engaged in secular social service delivery, and for advising the president of the foundation about future funding for religion and public life. His major fields of study include social ethics, psychology, and African American religion.

Dr. Franklin served as the Chautauqua Institution "Theologian in Residence" for the 2005 season, and he provides commentary for "All Things Considered", a National Public Radio program.


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