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Dr. Louis A Ruprecht, Jr.
Dr. Louis A Ruprecht, Jr.

Dr. Louis A Ruprecht, Jr. is the William M. Suttles Chair in Religious Studies at Georgia State University. Professor Ruprecht is also a permanent Research Fellow at the Vatican Library and Secret Archives, where he spent eight years researching a book on the creation of the Vatican’s First "Profane Museum" in 1761. He is  also a staff writer for Religion Dispatches, and blogs for the Huffington Post. In 2012, Professor Ruprecht was an honored summer guest of the Hellenic Studies program at Portland State University. His lecture, "The Greeks on Display: How the Vatican Invented Modern Art Museums, and Reinvented Religion Along the Way" was organized by the Hellenic Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Portland Center for Public Humanities