Thursday, October 14, 2010

Divided by Faith: A Decade Retrospective

The Divided by Faith: A Decade Retrospective conference begins tomorrow afternoon.

I'm giving a presentation on the history of Divided by Faith--the book’s impact among scholars, accounting for its impact in the fields of American religious history and religious studies. Second, I gauge Divided by Faith’s influence within evangelicalism, examining how it prompted additional studies of racial justice. Finally, I end my presentation by reflecting on Michael Emerson’s continuing narrative about race, religion, and evangelicalism through subsequent books such as United by Faith and People of the Dream.

A big thanks goes to historian Rusty Hawkins and the folks at Indiana Wesleyan University for all of their work! You can find an updated conference schedule here.