Religion in American Life - An Interdisciplinary Conference

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July 23, 2019 to July 24, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Literature, Political History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology


The study of religion in American life has come a long way since 1994 when Jon Butler wrote of “jack-in-the-box faith” in the study of US history.  Across disciplines, the study of the role played by religion in shaping the US in the past and today has flourished.


This conference celebrates the depth and diversity in the present study of the role of religion in American life, bringing together scholars in a cross-disciplinary dialogue about the place of faith and belief in American life.


Plenary speaker:

Professor Axel Schäfer (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz), “The ‘Evangelical International’: U.S. Empire and Transnational Religion”


For more information, including the programme and how to register, please see  Registration closes on Friday 21 June 2019.


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