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Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite to Speak at St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, March 14, 2019
by Hailey Barron,, (920) 403-3089

The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding will host Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite for a lecture on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on St. Norbert College’s campus. Thistlethwaite will present “‘Fake News’ and the Coming Information Apocalypse.” The lecture is free and open to the public; it has been rescheduled from Feb. 26.
Thistlethwaite has written one of the very few theologies of the internet. In her 2010 book, “Dreaming of Eden: American Religion and Politics in a Wired World,” she made a theological case for why the age of the internet, i.e. the “wired world,” is inherently polarizing as it magnifies and accelerates both good and evil.
Thistlethwaite is professor of theology at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS). From June 1998 until June 2008, she served as the 11th president of CTS. Prior to her presidency, Thistlethwaite was a professor of theology at CTS for 20 years and director of the Ph.D. Center for five years. An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ since 1974, she is the author or editor of 13 academic books, including two different translations of the Bible. She is also the author of two mystery novels, “Where Drowned Things Live” and “Every Wickedness.”
The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding cultivates awareness, compassion and commitment to justice and the building of sustainable peace. The center champions human dignity and is a partner for change, promoting hope through action.

For more information about Thistlethwaite’s lecture, contact Robert Pyne, senior director of community engagement, at, or visit

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