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Religion in American History

Religion in American History is a group blog that is currently managed by Cara Burnidge, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Northern Iowa; Michael Hammond, Academic Dean of Humanities, Arts, & Biblical Studies at Taylor University; and authored by an interdisciplinary team of scholars. Visitors will find updates about new books, exhibits, and perspectives relating to the role of religion in U.S. History. This blog also includes reflections on teaching about the history of religion that may especially appeal to college-level instructors. One recent post authored by scholar Guy Aikin, explores and analyzes the origins of the ubiquitous phrase "speak truth to power," which first appeared in print in a 1955 American Friends Service Committee pamphlet that was co-authored by Quaker civil rights activist (and one of the main organizers of the March on Washington) Bayard Rustin. Aikin notes that "Rustin and his co-authors expunged Rustin's name from the pamphlet because of his arrest on charges of committing a homosexual act in 1953." Another recent post highlights new books relating to religion and American History that are to be published between September and December of 2017.
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September 22nd, 2017
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September 19th, 2017 at 10:39am
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September 21st, 2017 at 10:12am
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