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February 15, 2017

[SSJ: 9707] 15 MAR 2017 [Temple ICAS Event] Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton:Polarization, Politics, and Religion in Trump’s America

From: ICAS
Date: 2017/02/15

Dear SSJ Forum community,

The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University,
Japan Campus cordially invite you to our public lecture on March 15,
2017.
ICAS events are open to the public and admission is free, unless
otherwise
noted.

Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton:
Polarization, Politics, and Religion in Trump’s America

- Wednesday, March 15, 2017
- 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
- Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F Parliament
(access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)
- Speaker: David Hempton, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard
University
- RSVP: icas@tuj.temple.edu
* If you RSVP you are automatically registered. If possible, we ask you
to RSVP but we always welcome participants even you do not RSVP.

OVERVIEW:

Donald Trump won the U.S. Presidential election for many reasons: his
mastery of simple narratives and the media; the vagaries of the country
’s
electoral system; voters’ desire for change; and the perceived
weaknesses
of his Democratic opponent. He also won because Christian
evangelicals—so-called ‘values voters’—voted overwhelmingly for Trump
despite his apparent lack of fidelity to Christian principles. How was
this
possible? Join David N. Hempton, Dean of Harvard Divinity School and an
award-winning historian of evangelical Christian movements, for an
exploration of the ways that cultural identity, politics, and religion
interacted to produce one of the most stunning electoral results in
American history and what it means for the future.

SPEAKER:
David Hempton is Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald
Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord
O'Brian Professor of Divinity. He was appointed Dean of Harvard Divinity
School in July 2012. Before joining the Faculty of Divinity in spring
2007, he was University Professor and Professor of the History of
Christianity at Boston University, and prior to that appointment, he was
Professor of Modern History and director of the School of History in
Queen's University Belfast

Approved by ssjmod at February 15, 2017 04:31 PM