Lipscomb University’s Landiss Lecture Series welcomes author RoseAnn Benson on Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Stowe Hall, room 108 of the Swang Business Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Department of English and Modern Languages, the Landiss Lecture Series, which was established by Morris Landiss in 1984, has brought programs from outstanding writers to the Lipscomb campus in an effort to stimulate intellectual growth for the Lipscomb and greater Nashville community for nearly three decades.
During the free community event, Benson will discuss her novel Alexander Campbell and Joseph Smith: 19th-Century Restorationists, which explores the two restoration movements these individuals created, how their beliefs interacted with one another and their unique contributions to Christianity.
In their founding years, Church of Christ and Mormons shared a commitment to restore the primitive church, but they approached that task in radically different ways. In this monumental study, Benson explores the ways in which Campbell—Leader of Churches of Christ—and Smith—leader of the Mormons—understood the task of restoration.