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1917 Figure GEORGE L. SCHERGER, Ph. D. Announcement DR. GEORGE L. SCHERGER is not only one of the most inspiring and versatile, but also one of the best equipped lecturers before the American public. He was born in Indiana, and educated at the Universities of Indiana, Cornell, Leipzig, and Berlin. He has lived abroad three years, speaks several languages, is an accomplished musician, a successful writer, and an educator and historian of prominence. He is Professor of History at the Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill., and Pastor of Armour Mission. The recent work of Dr. Scherger on The Evolution of Modern Liberty has met with the heartiest commendation in America, France, Scotland, and England. The Arena says: The volume is one of the really important works for students of social, economic and political problems. The Scotsman of Edinburgh writes: The whole book makes a most instructive study in a fascinating branch of history, and Professor Scherger's abilities and style give him adequate equipment for his task. The Church Standard of Philadelphia says: Dr. Scherger is to be congratulated on his gift of clear, concise expression, and his ability to make an intricate subject simple and attractive. You and Your World, and Mummies and How to Revive Them, are the message of a scholar of high ideals to our age. The historical lectures of Dr. Scherger are the fruit of many years of patient research and study with such great historians as Harnack, Von Treitschke, and H. Morse Stephens. He paints an historical scene with consummate art, and clothes in flesh and blood the great personalities of history. His lectures never fail to thrill and inspire the audiences before whom they are delivered. His lecture on The Mission of Culture is an ideal commencement address. Subjects Popular Lectures You and Your World. The Quest of the Golden Fleece. Mummies and How to Revive Them. America's Debt to Puritanism. America Among the Nations. The Mission of Culture. Goethe's Faust: The Drama of Human Life. The Message of Greece to the World of Today. German Cities as Centers of Culture *(Illustrated). Paris During the French Revolution *(Illustrated). Lecture Courses† GREAT MODERN STATESMEN (FOUR LECTURES) 1. Bismarck—The Builder of an Empire. 2. Gladstone—England's Greatest Liberal. 3. Disraeli—England's Imperialist. 4. Cavour—The Creator of Modern Italy. LEADERS OF THE GREAT FRENCH REVOLUTION (FOUR LECTURES) 1. Mirabeau, the Statesman. 2. Danton, the Minister. 3. Vergniaud, the Orator. 4. Robespierre, the Terrorist. THE MASTERS OF MODERN MUSIC (SIX LECTURES) 1. Bach, the Father of Modern Music. 2. Handel and the Messiah. 3. Beethoven and the Symphony. 4. Mendelssohn and the Oratorio. 5. Wagner and the Opera. 6. Schubert and the Song. * Slides furnished by the lecturer, but not lantern or operator. † Each of the lectures in the various Courses will be given separately if desired. Comment Dr. Geo. L. Scherger's address on The Mission of Culture will not soon be forgotten in Goshen; in fact the depth and significance of his remarks grow upon the public as they ponder over them. It was a polished address, delivered in the smooth, flowing language of the scholar, precise as to the selection of words, accurate as to pronunciation, distinct as to articulation. But underneath the smooth language of the scholar, was an unfathomable depth of philosophy and knowledge of men, life and books and a masterpiece of the subject of education and its history that made the address one of the most thorough and well rounded ever delivered in Goshen.— Goshen Daily News-Times. Dr. Scherger is an ideal speaker. He is a genial, cultured man, speaks with distinctness and deliberation, follows a logical thread of reasoning, and varies his discourse with anecdotes, quotations and imaginative fancies. It was a ringing clarion call for the higher life. There was a fine audience present. All appreciated the opportunity afforded to hear this eminent lecturer.— Streator Daily Independent-Times. No stronger thing has been given in our Chautauqua course than the lectures of Dr. Geo. L. Scherger He is proving most deeply interesting and is receiving good audiences.— Storm Lake, Iowa, Pilot-Tribune. The meeting held in Fox Theater was one of the largest ever held in Aurora. Dr. Geo. L. Scherger was the principal speaker and the applause accorded him made the theater ring with mighty cheers and stamping of feet.— Aurora, Ill., Daily Beacon-News. Dr. F. W. Gunsaulus had been secured to deliver the commencement address but on account of illness sent Dr. Geo. L. Scherger in his stead. Everybody was pleased with the excellent address of Dr. Scherger. He was vigorously applauded, every one pronouncing his lecture an intellectual gem.— Dixon, Ill., Evening Telegraph. The audience listened intently to Dr. Scherger's address. He gave the best of satisfaction and is a thorough scholar and a very interesting speaker.— Goshen, Ind., Daily Democrat. Dr. George L. Scherger addressed the ministers at their meeting yesterday, speaking on the Mission of Culture.— Chicago, Ill., Record-Herald. A rare intellectual treat was enjoyed at the State Normal last evening by those who greeted Dr. George L. Scherger of the Armour Institute of Technology of Chicago. He is a speaker of exceptional ability and a pleasing personality and his lecture on The Mission of Culture showed much thought and preparation.— Macomb, Ill., Daily By-Stander. I heard Dr. Geo. L. Scherger last December at the great mass meeting at the Medinah Temple where he spoke to more than 5000 people from a platform upon which were Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch and Dr. B. Dernburg, former Secretary of Colonies of the German Empire. Dr. Scherger's speech was a complete success and he captured his immense audience by storm. I have heard him repeatedly since and consider him a forceful, attractive, and exceedingly sympathetic speaker. I am impressed with his thorough knowledge of every phase of history and his logical deductions from historical facts, which amounts to genius.— Ex-Congressman Julius Goldzier. Professor Scherger has delighted large audiences with his noble lectures at the Armour Institute of Technology and before the singers of Central Church. In many other places, so far as his professional duties would permit, he has added luster to his reputation as a solid and fascinating speaker. He paints a portrait in words as almost no other man I know. His wide learning, fine humor, and brilliant literary style will always engage and inspire the best audiences of our country. I predict for him a remarkable career as a lecturer before Lyceums and Chautauqua Assemblies.—Dr. F. W. Gunsaulus, Pastor Central Church and President Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill. I am glad to be able to say that I have had the pleasure of listening to the lectures of Dr. Scherger and can say that his work is thoroughly interesting, yet most scholarly and authoritative. He accomplishes what is usually accomplished by the man who thoroughly knows. He can make simple and attractive the profoundest truths.—W. E. Henry, Librarian, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana. The lectures on Monks and Monasteries and America's Debt to Puritanism delivered by Prof. George L. Scherger during the Assembly were highly interesting. The subjects were treated in a manner decidedly original which proved both entertaining and instructive.—O. L. Wilson, Manager Aurora Chautauqua Assembly, Aurora, Ill. The lecture was very scholarly and afforded a most delightful hour to those that were present. I can most cheerfully commend Professor Scherger as a lecturer.—Spencer Smith, Principal, Wendell Phillips High School, Chicago, Ill. It was my personal pleasure to listen to some of the lectures delivered by Dr. Scherger before the young men and women of my church and they appealed to me as being of the highest order. The audience was enthusiastic over his work. I consider the series of lectures to those young people one of the most valuable things we have been able to present to them.—Rev. Rufus A. White, D. D., Pastor People's Liberal Church, Chicago, Ill. No historical lecture I have ever heard surpasses Dr. Scherger's Bismarck, the Builder of an Empire. It is a thorough discussion of the great German chancellor and his time, and holds the steady attention of the audience from first to last.—William A. Colledge, D. D., F. R. G. S., Lecturer, Evanston, Ill.
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