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Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican Indians
December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
On December 2 at 7 pm join us for the first of three Zoom lectures in our new off-season series Hidden in Plain Sight: Native Peoples and the Struggle to Recover Their History in New England. Our first speaker will be Dr. Roy M. Paul who will talk about his book Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican Indians. The story of the Stockbridge Mohicans is one of tragedy and deceit, and yet also a story of endurance and strength. Despite the many efforts to remove their identity and eradicate their unique culture, they have endured and continue to flourish, ensuring future generations will benefit from their rich legacy. In his book, Dr. Paul chronicles the history of the Mohican people and their desire to know more about the ‘Great, Good Spirit.” From 1751-1758 they were ministered by Jonathan Edwards, the foremost theologian in American history and his book gives you a glimpse of that relationship and of Edwards’ efforts for their physical and spiritual well-being.
Dr. Roy M. Paul was born in Perth, Ontario, Canada. He completed a B.A. is Chemistry and Psychology from Queen’s University and an Honours B.Sc. in Biomedical Toxicology from the University of Guelph. After a successful 25-year at Johnson & Johnson, he took an early retirement. Feeling unsettled and still eager to learn, Paul attended Heritage Theological Seminary, in Cambridge, Ontario, completing a Master of Theological Studies, magna cum laude. He subsequently went on to complete a Th.D. in Church History, and currently serves as the Executive Research Assistant at the Canadian office of The Andrew Fuller Centre for Baptist Studies.
100% of the proceeds from the book are being donated to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans in Wisconsin. You can purchase a copy here.
The lecture will be held via Zoom. Registration is required and the Zoom details for the event will be sent to you via email a few days in advance.
You can find the details for the other two lectures in the series on the Bidwell House Museum events page in November.