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Raboteau to read from his new book, April 8

Albert Raboteau , the Henry Putnam Professor of Religion, will read from his new book, "A Sorrowful Joy," at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the African-American Studies Reading Room in Firestone Library.

In the book, published last fall by Paulist Press, Raboteau recounts the story of his own spiritual journey. He tells of the murder of his father before he was born, being raised in a devout Roman Catholic African-American family, his education, marriage and career crises, and rebuilding his life following a conversion to Orthodox Christianity.

In addition to teaching in the religion department, Raboteau serves as lay coordinator of Mother of God Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Mission in Rocky Hill, N.J., and as a member of the advisory board of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. He also is a former dean of the Graduate School.

The reading is sponsored by the Program in African-American Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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