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Secular Academic Homiletics 101

On Monday, David Hollinger delivered the inaugural Danforth Distinguished Lecture. Hollinger discussed his new book project, a study of the role that mainstream evangelical missionaries played in nudging a secularizing American culture from nationalistic provincialism to pluralistic cosmopolitanism.  On Tuesday, a panel of distinguished historians convened to appraise and critique his argument.  Jon Butler, Darren Dochuk, and Molly Worthen all presented prepared remarks responding to Hollinger’s lecture, and Hollinger delivered a prepared rejoinder.  Read more