The Danforth Distinguished Lecture Series

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David A. Hollinger

Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History
University of California, Berkeley

“Protestant Foreign Missions And Secularization In Modern America”
November 18-20, 2013
Washington University in St. Louis

Schedule of events:
Monday, November 18, 2013
“The Protestant Boomerang: How the Foreign Missionary Experience Liberalized the Home Culture”
Professor David A. Hollinger
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall
Reception and book signing immediately following

November 18, 2013 event video

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A symposium featuring Jon Butler, Yale University; Darren Dochuk, Washington University in St. Louis; Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina
Concluding remarks by David A. Hollinger
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall

November 19, 2013 event video

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
“Liberalization, Secularization, and the Dynamics of Post-Protestant America”
Professor David A. Hollinger
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Umrath Lounge

November 20, 2013 event video

 

The Danforth Distinguished Lecture Series was implemented by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and Washington University in St. Louis to initiate and sustain an ongoing discussion about the multiple intersections of politics and religion in American public life, history, and culture.

The biennial series provides a forum for exploring these issues by inviting a distinguished thinker to focus his or her thought and research on some dimension of religion and politics in the United States. The event will combine a series of public lectures delivered by the distinguished scholar with campus discussions involving Washington University faculty, students, and invited guests whose own engagement with the subject of the lectures will provide added nuance to the Lectures’ subject and facilitate lively and informed discussion.

The inaugural event in November 2013 features Professor David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History at the University of California, Berkeley. A renowned scholar of American intellectual history whose recent research has addressed the multiple interactions between liberal Protestantism and American cultural politics, Hollinger has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Past President of the Organization of American Historians, and Harmsworth Professor of the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books including After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History (Princeton University Press, 2013) and Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (3rd Edition, Expanded, 2006).

This year’s event with Professor Hollinger includes a symposium that will offer opportunity for three commentators: Jon Butler, Yale University; Darren Dochuk, Washington University in St. Louis; and Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina.

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics was created in recognition of the central roles both religion and politics have long played in American life and with the deep conviction that their influence is a subject that demands profound thought and discussion. To this end the Center promotes scholarship and teaching about the intersections of religion and politics in the United States both historically and in the present. The Center is further committed to civil discourse and to working for a higher level of conversation than often exists in these contentious times.

The Danforth Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of The Danforth Foundation.

View the event invitation by clicking on the image below.

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Learn more about David A. Hollinger:

Hollinger NYT photoJuly 23, 2013, article from The New York Times 

September 3, 2013, interview with Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

 

 

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