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[Past Event] Religion and America's Founders | Livestream Zoom + Recorded

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Course Description:

Many of the founders of the United States believed in a god. But, their beliefs were unconventional—they didn't necessarily belong to a religious community or follow the ideas of traditional theology. Why was this? What did these individuals think about God and religion? Why did their beliefs go against the grain? And, do these ideas even matter today? Religious studies scholar Jason Hensley tackles these questions and more as he examines the religious views of our nation's early male and female influencers as well as the views of later American icons who helped shaped our nation, including Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 *3:30 - 5:00pm* (4 sessions)


Course will meet live via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to each class session. Courses will stream via Zoom and WILL be recorded for viewing later. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days of each session.


Jason Hensley, Ph.D., is a fellow of the Michael LaPrade Holocaust Education Institute of the AntiDefamation League and a member of Civic Spirit’s teacher education cohort. The award-winning author of 10 books, his work has been featured in "The Huffington Post" as well as the "BBC."