Many of our Presidents have been men of deep personal faith. Others have been less religious. Whatever their personal profession, religion has often been a significant issue in presidential elections and in the discussion of public issues.
David Holmes, Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus at William and Mary will be making three presentations on this timely and engaging topic in a visit to Winchester, September 15-17, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and Shenandoah University’s departments of religion and history and the Center for Public Service and Scholarship. Holmes is the author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers and The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents.
The lectures are free of charge.
Sun, Sept 15, 6:30 p.m. — First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall: From Truman to Clinton: The Faiths of Eight Postwar Presidents
Mon, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. – Hester Auditorium, Shenandoah University: No Religious Issue Whatsoever: Nixon, Kennedy, and the Presidential Election of 1960
Tues, Sept 17, 7:30 p.m. – Hester Auditorium, Shenandoah University: Genuine Believers? The Faiths of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Jeremiah Wright