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Krista Tippett

Virtue and the ‘art of living’ topic of USC Hall Lecture

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-5400

The art of living a virtuous life will be the topic of this year’s Hall lecture at the University of South Carolina.

Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award winner and host of public radio’s “On Being,” will deliver the Nadine Beacham and Charlton F. Hall Sr. Lectureship in New Testament and Early Christianity at 7:30 p.m. on April 5, in the Belk auditorium of the Darla Moore School of Business.

This year’s Hall lecture falls on Holy, or Maundy, Thursday. At 2 p.m. that day, Tippett will join USC religious studies scholar Erin Roberts and historian Adam Schor, as well as Brent Driggers from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary for a panel discussion. The event is titled “Faith, Practice and Early Christianity” and will take place in Rutledge Chapel on the Horseshoe.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Tippett, who grew up in Oklahoma, started her career in the 1980s as a foreign correspondent in Berlin for The New York Times. She also reported for Newsweek, the International Herald Tribune and the BBC.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tippett shifted gears, earning a master of divinity degree from Yale University in 1994. Combining her journalistic skills with a love of faith, she took to the airwaves and created a radio conversation around spiritual and intellectual matters of faith. She wrote her first book, “Speaking of Faith,” in 2007.

Her weekly radio show, “On Being,” addresses matters of religion, meaning, ethics and ideas. Produced and distributed by American Public Media, the show airs on 200 radio stations throughout the world.

The Hall lectureship, one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ premier lectureships, is held each year during Lent. It was established by alumnus Charlton F. Hall Jr. (1959, business administration), owner of Charlton Hall Galleries Inc. of Columbia, in honor of his parents.

For more information about the 2011 Hall lectureship, call 803-777-4100, or visit


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