The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) invites you to two, upcoming events organized by the DCII Annual Fellows Seminar, “Religion and American Public Life: The Challenge of Pluralism”.
The American Bible Society and the Creation of Christian Nationalism
The idea of America as a Christian nation has swirled around American society as long as America has been around. Dr. John Fea will share his latest research on the American Bible Society (ABS), which was founded in 1816 by some of the same people involved in the political founding of the U.S., and continues its work today. By understanding the founding of the ABS, we gain critical insight into what Americans believed about Christian nationalism in the early-19th century, and perspective for the way forward today.
Thursday, October 9, 6-7:30pm
SMU, Caruth Hall, Room 147
Featuring: Dr. John Fea (Messiah College), Associate Professor and History Department Chair
Info and Registration: http://ChristianNationalismABS.eventbrite.com
Cost: FREE (seating is limited, so you must register)
Religion and the American Founding: Teacher Workshop
This full-day program will provide teachers with 6 hours of CPE credit. It will feature four workshops, focusing on TEKS standards for middle school and high school history, social studies, and government, particularly those dealing with teaching the role of religion in the American Founding Era.
Friday, October 10, 9am-4pm
SMU, Prothro Hall, The Great Hall
Featuring: Dr. John Fea (Messiah College); Dr. Eric Schlereth (UT-Dallas); and faculty from six SMU departments
Info and Registration: http://SMUreligionandamerica.eventzilla.net
Cost: $25 (for teachers seeking CPE credit); Free (for other attendees, but registration is still required)
For more information the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, visit www.smu.edu/dedman/dcii
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