Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

Ashland University Lectures to Feature Bestselling Author Joshua Charles

4/17/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Bestselling author and historian Joshua Charles will give two presentations on the topic of “Myth Busters” as part of Ashland University’s inaugural Faith and Society Lecture Series to be held Wednesday, April 26, in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Charles will speak April 26 on “Myth Busters: Religion and a Free Society” at a 3:30 p.m. session, and will speak on “Myth Busters: Dispelling Misconceptions of the Founders” at a 7 p.m. session that evening.
Charles is co-author of the best-selling book, “The Original Argument: The Federalist Case for the Constitution, adapted to the 21st Century,” as well as author of the recent bestseller, “Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America’s Founders.” In addition, he is co-author of “God, Israel and You: The Scandalous Story of a Faithful God.”

He also is currently a writer and researcher at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., where he speaks on the ways the Bible has impacted human civilization. The museum is set to open in the fall of 2017.

Charles is a concert pianist who has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He holds an M.A. in Government with a certificate in Global Politics and is currently completing his law degree from Regent University. He is a public policy fellow at William Jessup University, a Tikvah Fellow, a columnist, an Israel Experience Scholar, and a member of the Council for National Policy.
This is the first lecture in the recently established Faith and Society Lecture Series, which is designed to give AU students the ability to hear experts discuss critical topics of faith and its implications in contemporary society. The Hilda Bretzlaff Foundation is the lead sponsor for this inaugural year.

“The Faith and Society Lecture Series is intended as open and welcoming public forums where members of the Ashland University community can hear nationally known speakers reflect on how Christian faith intersects with different dimensions of society,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We believe this lecture series will fulfill part of our objectives for helping students understand how faith and moral behaviors can bring potential solutions to many difficult issues. 

“Our hope is these lectures, which will be presented quarterly, will demonstrate the relevance and truth of the Christian faith as well as generate a thoughtful response in our students, faculty, staff and community,” he added.

Those with questions can contact Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy, at or 419.606.0197.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.  ###


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