About Martin Marty
Martin Marty has written extensively on religion in the United States.He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956 and served as a Lutheran pastor in suburban Chicago from 1952 to 1967. He teaches at the University of Chicago Divinity School and holds the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professorship. A prolific author, his books include Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America, for which he won a National Book Award; the five-volume Fundamentalism Project, co-edited with historian R. Scott Appleby; and the biography Martin Luther. Since 1956, he has been a columnist and senior editor for The Christian Century.