Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tomorrow Afternoon at LancasterHistory.Org
On Thursday afternoon I will giving a lecture entitled "Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?" at the LancasterHistory.Org (formerly the Lancaster County Historical Society) in Lancaster, PA. I hope to see some of you there.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 @ 04:00PM - 05:30PM REGIONAL HISTORY COLLOQUIUM
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction
Speaker: John Fea, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Was America founded as a Christian nation? This question has become a fixture in our so-called "culture wars." But just what did the Founding Fathers believe about the relationship between religion and the American republic? This lecture offers an even-handed primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many conservative Christians assert, or a secular state, as others contend. The goal is to approach the issue from a historical perspective, helping attendees see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded facts of our past.
Colloquia are held at LancasterHistory.org's campus, 230 N President Avenue.