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The community gathered this evening to hear Dr. Roger Lipsey speak about
the spirtual journey of Dag Hammarskj÷ld. Dag Hammarskj÷ld was the
General Secretary of the United Nations during the 1950's and early 60's,
a formative and challenging time for the organization.
Reading from Hammarskj÷ld's journal, published posthumously as
Markings, Dr. Lipsey paused to give us background on his life and
observations about his personality and thought.
Dr. Lipsey has recently completed a book on Dag Hammarskj÷ld, which will
be published later this year by the University of Michigan Press called,
Dag Hammarskj÷ld for the 21st Century.
Dr. Lipsey has published books and articles on a wide range of topics,
such as the spiritual in art, including the book Angelic Mistakes:
The Art of Thomas Merton with Paul Pearson. He is an authority on
the renowned philosopher of art, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and the Sufi