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Reminder - History Matters series: Saving Faith
Don't forget to let us know if you'll be joining us for this month's free lunchtime lecture.
David Mislin is a historian of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, with a focus on American intellectual and religious history.Saving Faith: Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age, shows how Congregationalist ministers and laity in and around Boston were instrumental in encouraging Americans to start celebrating religious diversity during the late 19th and early 20th century.
He will discuss how shifting views in Boston helped inspire other mainline Protestants throughout the U.S. to adopt a similar outlook, and suggest that this shift was pivotal for fostering a more inclusive society.
Wednesday, June 1st
12:00 - 1:00 pm