Lecture August 20: Evangelicals in Modern America
I think this sounds interesting. I plan to attend and I thought some of you might want to as well. Here's the link: https://nextdoor.com/events/3149221/?init_source=other_share
The speaker is Matthew Avery Sutton, professor of history at WSU in Pullman and author of several acclaimed books in this subject area. The most recent is American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism from 2017.
The Chosen Voters: Evangelicals in Modern America
South Hill Branch of the Spokane Public Library, 3324 W Perry St.
Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-7:30PM
Evangelical Christians are the strongest religious voting block in America, despite being a relatively new coalition. How did they come to hold such power? WSU historian Matthew Sutton traces the history of the religious right in America, from its early roots, to its rise to power under Ronald Reagan, to its enthusiastic support of Donald Trump. Feeling besieged by secularism, family breakdown, and government encroachment, evangelicals have taken to the pulpit and the airwaves to explain how Biblical end-times prophecies make sense of a ravaged modern world. What does this mean for our current political system, and how might the coalition change? Explore the history and meaning behind this uniquely American movement. 6:30pm @ South Hill Library
Keep to the high ground,
P.S. The next new post will be on September 4, unless something else like this comes up.