Dr. Amy DeRogatis of the Michigan State University religious studies faculty will discuss sexuality and salvation on Monday, March 9, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center conference room through the Searching the Sacred lecture series at Hope College.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Rogatis will present "Sexuality and Salvation: Bodies as Testimonial Sites in Evangelical Sex Manuals."

DeRogatis is an associate professor of religion and American culture in the Religious Studies Department at Michigan State University.  Her first book, "Moral Geography: Maps, Missionaries and the American Frontier" (Columbia, 2003) examined Protestant missionaries' desire to spatially and morally organize the American frontier.  She has written numerous articles on gender, sexuality and American religion.  Her talk at Hope is part of her current book project, titled "Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in Evangelical America."

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street.