2011-2012: Is God-talk a Requirement in American Politics?
Introduction to Dialogue
The Founding and Nation Building
National Crisis and War
Religion and the Politician
Public Morality and Federalism
Slavery and Race
Election 2012 and the Contraception Debate
2010-2011: How Christian is American Politics?
Participants read seminal speeches in American political history that addressed this and related questions, including those of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, as well as Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney. Topics included: the founding, war and national crisis, religion and the presidential candidate, racism, federalism and public morality, and the 2012 election and contraception debate. Designed and facilitated by graduate research assistant, Brenna R. Strauss.