Here’s a really great opportunity for those of you interested in the Civil War and the history of American religion. Dr. Mark Noll is coming to the University of Tennessee this month to deliver the Charles Jackson Lecture. His topic is “The Bible and the Civil War: Before, During, and After.”
There aren’t many people in the historiography of religion or the realm of evangelical scholarship that cast a longer shadow than Noll. His many books include America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys, A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, and the forthcoming In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783. He is Francis A. MacAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.
The 2015 Jackson Lecture is on Oct. 21 at 5:00 P.M. in UT’s Alumni Memorial Building, Room 210. It’s free and open to anybody, so come by if you’re in the Knoxville area.