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2019 Rinehart Lecture - Beyond the Wardrobe: Using the Imagination to Form the Spiritual Lives of Children

Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology - Nov 5, 7:00pm - COBE 105

Scholar, educator, and minister Dan McClain is delivering the 2019 Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology at Ashland University on Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm.

McClain's lecture Beyond the Wardrobe: Using the Imagination to Form the Spiritual Lives of Children will be drawing on his research in the areas of youth work, children's literature, and theology.

Peter Slade, chair of the Religion Department explained the choice of this year’s lecturer. “We invited Dan to speak because the spiritual formation of children and students was of central importance in the lives and ministries of Don and Jan Rinehart."

Dan McClain is the Episcopal Chaplain at the College of William & Mary, Associate Rector at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia, and an Adjunct professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York. Dan is a priest in the Episcopal Church, earned a PhD in theology from the Catholic University of America, and has studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Eastern University. He is an experienced educator of people of all ages, is a certified special education teacher, and trained in Montessori methodology. Since 2011, Dan has taught courses on children’s literature and spirituality at the George Washington University, Loyola University Maryland, and the General Theological Seminary. He has delivered lectures and led workshops at Baylor University, Notre Dame University, among other places. Dan is currently writing Theology and Children’s Literature: a Brief Introduction, and with Matthew Tapie edited Reading Scripture as a Political Act (Fortress, 2014).

The Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology is an annual endowed public lecture honoring the memory and continuing the work of Dr. Don Rinehart who, in his 46 years of teaching at Ashland, inspired generations of students.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Christian Ministry, Department of Religion. The lecture is free and open to the public. For further details contact Peter Slade

Where: Dauch College of Business and Economics 115, Ashland University
When: November 5, 2019, 7pm


Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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