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Marcus Bach

Marcus Bach, American author, educator. Lecturer on interfaith understanding, contemporary religious movements and American religious scene with emphasis on America's little-known religions. Recipient Charles Sergel National Playwriting award for Happy Merger, 1937, Nicholas Copernicus award, 1943.

Background

  • Bach, Marcus was born on December 15, 1906 in Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Louis P. and Albertina (Buerki) Bach.

  • Education

    • Student in music, University Wisconsin, 1922. Student, Mission House College and Seminary, Plymouth, Wisconsin, 1925. AM, University Iowa, 1937.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1942. Engaged in research and study, Kentucky, New Mexico, California, Mexico, 1935. Engaged in research and study (Rockefeller fellowship in research and creative writing), 1936.

    Career

    • Instructor dramatic literature Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1937. Research among American religious and folk groups, 1938-1940. Associate director and professor School Religion University Iowa, 1942-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Lecturer on interfaith understanding, contemporary religious movements and American religious scene with emphasis on America's little-known religions.

    Works

    • Final Cut: Dreams and Disaster in the Making of Heaven's Gate
    • Originally published by Cape in 1985 and now available in paperback, a study of Hollywood which looks at the movie industry through a detailed examination of the making of HEAVEN'S GATE, a financially disastrous film, with discussion of budgets and management decisions, co-ordination of production, and the difficulties of producing a movie.
    • The Wonderful Magic of Living
    • Dust jacket notes: "That all men can come to the discovery of the magic of life - a subtle magic of the usually overlooked things - is the basic theme of this book by America's leading authority on contemporary religious trends.

    Membership

    Founder, director Foundation for Spiritual Understanding, International, Palos Verdes, California. Member American Academy Political and Social Science Commissioned.

    Connections

    • Married Lorena Ernest, August 17, 1932.
    • father: Louis P. Bach
    • mother: Albertina (Buerki) Bach
    • spouse: Lorena Ernest
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    Born December 15, 1906
    Died March 26, 1995
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1922
      University Wisconsin
    • 1925
      Mission House College and Seminary
    • 1937
      University Ia.
    • 1942
      University Ia.
    • 1935
      Kentucky
    • 1937
      Instructor, dramatic literature Carleton College
      Northfield, Minnesota, United States
    • 1938 - 1940
      research among American religious and folk groups
    • 1942 - 1995
      associate, director and professor School Religion University Iowa
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