Sept. 11, 2018
The Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will celebrate Constitution Day with a lecture by Professor Mark David Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. His talk is titled, “Why Tolerate Religion? The Rise and Fall of Religious Liberty in America.” Admission is free and open to the public.
Hall is the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and a Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University. He is also associated faculty at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and a senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Hall has written, edited or co-edited a dozen books, including Great Christian Jurists in American History (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), America and the Just War Tradition: A History of U.S. Conflicts (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming), Faith and the Founders of the American Republic (Oxford University Press, 2014), Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic (Oxford University Press, 2013), America’s Forgotten Founders (ISI Books, 2011),The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding (Liberty Fund Press, 2009), The Founders on God and Government (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) and The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798 (University of Missouri Press, 1997).
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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.
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