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The 2023 Aurther C. Wickenden Lecture: Jesus and John Wayne and the Evangelical Reckoning

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
4:30 pm
Bachelor Hall 101

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a New York Times bestselling author and Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

In her lecture, Dr. Kobes Du Mez will trace the intersection of evangelical masculinity and Christian nationalism over the past half century and explores what this means for the future of American democracy. How can we understand our current politics in light of a longer history of white evangelical Christianity?

This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion; Department of History McClellan Fund; Department of Global and Intercultural Studies; Humanitites Center; Menard Familty Center for Democracy; Harry T. Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service; Harry T. Wilks META Institute.

Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Professor of History, Calvin University