Author: University of Mary

University of Mary Remembers the ‘Bloody Sunday’ Massacre 44 Years to the Day

A comprehensive perspective from a former British serviceman and students from Northern Ireland   BISMARCK, ND — “There’s many lost, but tell me who has won/The trench is dug within our hearts/And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart,” are few of the angry words written by The Edge of the Dublin, Ireland, rock band U2 and famously portrayed in song by the group’s lead vocalist Bono during their War album’s opening track called “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” The Bloody Sunday mentioned in the track refers to the massacre in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, on January 30, 1972. British soldiers shot...

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Famed Christian Scholar is Featured Speaker at the University of Mary

BISMARCK, ND — One of the world’s leading scholars of the early Christian church and one of America’s most accomplished religious historians, Dr. Robert L. Wilken brings his topic of “Christianity and Religious Freedom” to the Christian Leadership Center at the University of Mary. His presentation, Thursday, February 18, at 8 p.m. in Butler Auditorium at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business on campus, is free and open to the public and preceded by a book signing with a coffee and dessert reception at 7:30 p.m. in the foyer. Wilken, a Catholic convert from Lutheranism and participant in the organization Evangelicals...

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University of Mary Students to Join a Million Faithful and March for Life in DC

  BISMARCK, ND — There’s a storm brewing in Washington D.C. Some are forecasting about a million anti-abortion protestors at the March For Life 2016 Rally on Friday, January 22, at 1 p.m., in Washington D.C. That would be a record number of attendees — that keeps getting larger every year — and figuratively speaking, could cause blowing and drifting pro-lifers along Constitution Avenue. Blowing into the nation’s capital from the west will be 60 pro-life pilgrims from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, along with hundreds more Catholic high school students from Shanley (Fargo), Minot Ryan (Minot), Trinity...

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The Hobbit Party: The Vision That the Authors Forgot

Jesse Russell, PhD |  Assistant Professor of English, University of Mary >> Click here to download a PDF version of this article. In The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got and the West Forgot, authors Jonathan Witt and Jay Richards (W&R) attempt to find what they consider the true meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings: that the author of Lord of the Rings advocated a technocratic, laissez-faire capitalist political system. This libertarian reading of Tolkien is not surprising considering that Jonathan Witt is a research fellow at the Acton Institute, a think tank that integrates “Judeo-Christian truths with free-market principles,” according to its website....

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