Religion and Anti-Politics: American Democracy Now

May 4, 2023
4:30 PM
101 Becker Communication Studies Building (BCSB)

The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor this event hosted by the Department of Religious Studies. 

"We've gotten lost in culture wars: religious conservatives claim victimhood and detractors denounce Christian power."

Dr. Jason Bivins examines the history of these claims and argues that both are distractions. Rather, we must reclaim the fundamentals of democracy to repair our civic culture.

Dr. Bivins is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. He specializes in religion and American culture, focusing particularly on the intersection between religions and politics since 1990, and his most recent book is Embattled America: The Rise of Anti-Politics and America's Obsession with Religion (Oxford University Press, April 2022). You can find his full bio here.

This talk is free and open to the public; no prior registration is required.

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