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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 of Wisconsin, 1920-1922;student, Mission House College and Seminary, Plymouth, Wisconsin, 1924-1925;AM, U. Iowa, 1937;Doctor of Philosophy, U. Iowa, 1942;Engaged in research and study, Kentucky, New Mexico, California, Mexico, 1933-1935;Engaged in research and study (Rockefeller fellowship in research and creative writing), 1934-1936.

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.

Achievements

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

Works

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