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Series to explore religion and politics, Oct. 17-19

A series of three lectures on "Race, Religion and American Politics From Nat Turner to George W. Bush" is slated for 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 17-19, in McCosh 50.

Mark Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the Stafford Little Lectures. Tracing American political and racial transformations from pre-Civil War times through the rise of the Republican-evangelical alliance, Noll's lectures will call for a theological interpretation of U.S. history.

Noll is interested in the relationship between religion, specifically Christianity, and the political and intellectual history of the United States. His recent books include "The Civil War as a Theological Crisis," "The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys" and "America's God, From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln."

The series is sponsored by Princeton University Public Lectures and Princeton University Press.

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