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Religion in a Time of Politics

Religion in a Time of Politics

Is This the Mormon Moment? Will Mitt Romney Be the Mormons' JFK?

  • Date:
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012
  • Time:
    5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
  • Organizer:
    skgarris@usc.edu
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Davidson Conference Center (DCC)
  • Room:
    Club Room
  • Phone:
    (213) 740-1864

Summary:

The Mitt Romney candidacy has put his Mormonism under a microscope. Notre Dame’s David Campbell examines what reaction to Romney’s religion says about U.S. religious tolerance.

Description:

How far have we come since John F. Kennedy faced similar questions about his Catholicism in 1960?

David Campbell is the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. He is the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which has been described by The New York Times as “intellectually powerful,” by America as “an instant classic” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the most successfully argued sociological study of American religion in more than half a century.”

This event is part of the Elizabeth and Robert Plumleigh Lecture Series.

Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the USC Dornsife Department of Political Science