2009 - 2010
Season Highlights


Alfonso Lopez & Michelle Tapor

 


Emile Pandolfi

 


Dava Sobel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athens State University

The J. Harrison and Robbie Nelle Christopher Livingston Concert Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of our alumnus and supporter Robbie Nelle Christopher Livingston.

For information on the series contact Kimberly Goedhart at 233-8206 or Kimberly.Goedhart@athens.edu.  For ticket sales contact Trish DiLullo at 216-3319 or Trish.Dilullo@athens.edu.

Ron Fritze

Dr. A.E. Elmore to discuss book at Athens State

Athens, ALA - Athens State Professor A. E. Elmore will discuss his book, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Founders Hall on Thursday, February 11.  The lecture is sponsored by the Livingston Concert Lecture Series. 

 

Elmore’s book is a new look at the sources of one of history's great speeches. While it has long been determined that Abraham Lincoln's writings were influenced by the King James Bible, until now no full-length study has shown the precise ways in which the Gettysburg Address uses its specific language. Refuting the view that the address was crafted with traditional classical references, this revealing investigation provides a new way to think about the speech and the man who wrote it.

 

Elmore offers chapter and verse evidence from the Bible as well as specific examples from the "Episcopal Book of Common Prayer" to illustrate how Lincoln borrowed from these sources to imbue his speech with meanings that would resonate with his listeners. He cites every significant word and phrase - conceived, brought forth, struggled, remaining, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, devotion, new birth, to name a few - borrowed by Lincoln from these two religious texts for use in his dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Elmore demonstrates how Lincoln transformed the lovely old language of the Bible and the "Book of Common Prayer" into something as close to classical perfection as any public speech has ever achieved.

The February 11 event is free and open to the public – no reservations are necessary.

           

 

 

Calendar

Tabor & Lopez
September 20
First Baptist Church
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Don Pedi
September 22 at 7:00pm
McCandless
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Chris Goetzen
October 1 at 7:00pm
Ballroom
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Trout Fishing in America
October 31
Location: Courthouse Square
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Christy Jordan
November 17 at 7:00pm
McCandless
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ASU Community Band-
Christmas Concert

December 13 &14
McCandless Hall
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Ron Fritze
January 26
Chapel
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Al Elmore
February 11
Chapel

Dava Sobel
March 23
Ballroom
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Emile Pandolfi
April 20
First Baptist