Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tonight: Politics in the Church: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christianity

Pulitzer Prizewinning author and New Yorker writer Frances FitzGerald delivers the first of three lectures in the series Politics in the Church: The Changing Face of Evangelical Christianity.

In this lecture, FitzGerald will define American evangelicalism in religious and cultural terms, finding its origins in the First and the Second Great Awakenings, outlining its distinctive characteristics, and showing where the split between evangelicals and mainline Christians began.

Frances FitzGerald has been writing about evangelical Christianity in America since 1981. A regular contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, FitzGerald won a Pulitzer Prize for Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam. Her other books include Cities on a Hill; Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars, and the End of the Cold War; and, most recently, Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth.

Part of the Joanna Jackson Goldman Lectures in American Civilization. 7:00 PM
South Court Auditorium. Tickets: $15 general admission/$10 Library Donors and Seniors/FREE for students with valid ID.

I will be attending the third lecture on March 25th.

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