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"Is Christianity Good for American Politics?" A Hauenstein Center Debate

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


  • Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids


Two well-known and influential speakers will discuss the role of Christianity in American politics at a debate hosted by Grand Valley State Universitys Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Is Christianity Good For American Politics, featuring Susan Jacoby, program director at The Center for Inquiry, and Dinesh DSouza, president of Kings College, will be held at Fountain Street Church on April 26. Is Christianity Good For American Politics? April 26, 7-9 p.m. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids RSVP requested One of the key debates in American culture concerns the role of religion in public life, said Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center. Both Dinesh DSouza and Susan Jacoby will generate more light than heat in what promises to be a highly informative event. President of Kings College, Dinesh DSouza, recently wrote Whats so Great About Christianity? and has been called one of the top young public-policy makers in the country by Investors Business Daily. DSouza was named one of Americans most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times, and his articles have appeared in many major magazines and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, and National Review. In addition to being the program director at The Center for Inquiry, Susan Jacoby is the author of New York Times bestseller, The Age of American Unreason and Alger Hiss and The Battle for History. Jacoby is an independent scholar whose work focuses on American intellectual history. She has been a contributor for more than 25 years on topics including law, religion, medicine, aging, womens rights, political dissent in the Soviet Union, and Russian Literature, to a wide range of periodicals and newspapers. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Newsday, Harpers, The Nation, Vogue, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, AARP Magazine, and many more.



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