Sun, Jul 10|
Forum: The Real Origins of the Religious Right (And Why It Matters)
One of the most durable myths in recent history is the fiction that the Religious Right galvanized as a political movement in response to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Time & Location
Jul 10, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT
Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
About the Event
One of the most durable myths in recent history is the fiction that the Religious Right galvanized as a political movement in response to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Evangelicals, however, considered abortion a Catholic issue throughout the 1970s. Most evangelicals were silent when the Roe decision was handed down, and those who did comment actually applauded the ruling. The real origins of the Religious Right may surprise you.
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About the instructor: Episcopal priest Randall Balmer is the John Phillips Professor in Religion at Dartmouth College and the author of eighteen books. His commentaries on religion in America appear in newspapers across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Des Moines Register, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Concord Monitor and the Santa Fe New Mexican. He is currently working on a biography of Mark O. Hatfield.