Foundation Lecture – Inside the Mind of the Christian Right

Room 101, Walnut Building | November 19, 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Foundation of Wayne Community College’s Arts and Humanities Program and The Carolina Public Humanities present Dr. Molly Worthen’s lecture “Inside the Mind of the Christian Right: A Deep History of the Culture Wars.” This talk is the 2019 William S. Brettmann Lecture.

Pundits and scholars often describe the Christian Right as a recent and entirely political phenomenon, a narrative of prejudice and polarization that has little to do with theology or the history of ideas. However, the culture wars have a back-story. The Christian Right is the product of a long civil war within evangelical ranks, a battle over intellectual authority with roots that stretch centuries into the past.

Dr. Molly Worthen is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on North American religious and intellectual history. Her most recent book, Apostles of Reason, examines American evangelical intellectual life since 1945, especially the internal conflicts among different evangelical subcultures.

Free and open to the public.

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