Thursday, 27 September 2012

D. G. Hart at UTC

Today (September 27), D. G. Hart will be speaking at UTC on the topic: "What Makes the Religious Right Different from Political Islam?" Daryl is Visiting Professor of History at Hillsdale College, and is the first LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecturer of the academic year. His talk today comes out of his new book, From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of  American Conservativism. His lecture should spark some interesting discussion. The public is invited, and so if you are nearby please feel free to join us. More information on the lecture series, including times and parking can be found here.

The overall theme for the fall's lecture series is religion and politics. After Daryl, John Fea will be speaking on October 9 on "Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?," which is based on his recent book. After Fea, Amanda Porterfield will be speaking on "Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation," which is also a topic stemming from a recent book. I'm excited that UTC will be hosting these distinguished scholars.

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