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The Other Night School: Why Is There So Much Religion in American Politics?

  • Oak Room, Inn at Serenbe 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268 United States (map)

Why is There So Much Religion in American Politics?

Dr. Daniel Williams, Department of History, University of West Georgia

President Donald Trump’s close alliance with conservative evangelicals has brought new attention to the relationship between religion and American politics, but this is actually not a new phenomenon in American history. Join us for a historical tour of the controversial relationship between religion and American politics on both the left and the right as we try to answer the question: Why is American politics so religious?


6pm - Wine and cheese reception in Oak Room Lobby, with curated books from Hills & Hamlets Bookshop
6:30pm - Lecture

The Other Night School

The Other Night School is a lecture series in partnership with Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, the University of West Georgia College of the Arts and Humanities, UWG School of the Arts, and AIR Serenbe. University professors give talks on topics of interest—historical, intriguing, and curious—in a setting relaxed and dynamic. Following the lecture is a conversation with the speaker, a question-and-answer discussion paired with wine and cheese. 


AIR Serenbe

AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.

Earlier Event: September 2
Once on This Island: Decatur Book Festival
Later Event: October 1
4th Annual Serenbe Home Tour