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Free history lecture featuring Thomas S. Kidd

Published: September 28, 2010

The ENC History Department will present a free lecture Oct. 15 on the role of religion in the American Revolution. The public is invited to attend.

To be held at 3 p.m. Friday Oct. 15 in Shrader Hall, the lecture by historian Thomas S. Kidd will be based on his new book, God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. The lecture will be the inaugural presentation of ENC’s Donald S. Metz Lecture in American Christian History. Named for noted scholar and ENC alumnus Dr. Donald S. Metz, the program will present a free, annual public lecture on the ENC campus by a noted religious historian.

Kidd, an associate professor of history at Baylor University, is a premier scholar and author of a number of books on religion in colonial America. His books include The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America as well as American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism. The co-director of Baylor’s Program on Historical Studies of Religion, Kidd won a 2004 summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities and was selected for the 2004-2005 Young Scholars in American Religion program.

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