Monday, 27 January 2014

Marie Griffith Scheduled to Speak at UTC

Marie Griffith, Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor, will be speaking on "Religion, Sex, and Politics: An American History" at the Camp House in Chattanooga on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30pm as part of UTC's LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecture Series.

UTC has been blessed to host a number of incredible scholars for our lecture series the past few years:

  • David Bebbington: "The King James Bible in Britain from the Late 18th Century" on 11/7/2011
  • Bruce Gordon: "Scripture and Church: Calvin, Servetus and Castellio" on 1/19/2012
  • Gerald McDermott: "Jonathan Edwards, the Great Awakening, and the Future of Global Christianity" on 2/14/2012
  • Thomas Kidd: "Patrick Henry, the Great Awakening, and the Rise of Religious Liberty in Revolutionary Virginia" on 2/15/2012
  • Catherine Brekus: "Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America" on 2/16/2012
  • Grant Wacker: "Billy Graham and the Shaping of Modern America" on 3/1/2012
  • D. G. Hart: "What Makes the Religious Right Different from Political Islam?" on 9/27/2012
  • John Fea: "Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?" on 10/9/2012
  • Amanda Porterfield: "Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation" on 11/8/2012

  • Philip Jenkins: "The Coming of Global Christianity" on 2/20/2013
  • Edward Blum: "Satan Was the First Secessionist: Devil Talk and the American Civil War" on 9/19/2013
  • Oliver Crisp: "Was Jonathan Edwards Theological Orthodox?" on 10/29/2013
If you are in the Chattanooga area on February 18, come out and enjoy a free drink (beer, coffee, or soda) and hear a stimulating talk by one of the leading religious historians in the country.

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