Protestant Foreign Missions and Secularization in Modern America

Inaugural Danforth Distinguished Lecture Series

The event includes public lectures in honor of the scholarship of David A. Hollinger, University of California Berkeley.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130


Danforth Distinguished Lecture Series
with David A. Hollinger

David A. Hollinger is Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on American intellectual history. He 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 Mutliculturalism (3rd Edition, Expanded, 2006).

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

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

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


  • David A. Hollinger

  • Jon Butler

  • Molly Worthen

  • Darren Dochuk

    Associate Professor in the Humanities

  • R. Marie Griffith

    Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities