Religion and the 2016 Election: Historical Context and Unusual Alliances


Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:00

Religion played an unusual and unexpected role in the election just past, especially among evangelical voters who threw their support behind a thrice-married billionaire casino owner who demonstrated only a passing familiarity with the rudiments of Christian theology. This lecture explores the historical reasons and contemporary dynamics behind the unlikely alliance between evangelicals and Donald Trump.

Randall Balmer is the John Phillips Professor of Religion, chair of the Religion Department, and director of the Society of Fellows. His commentaries appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Des Moines Register, and other newspapers across the country. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, now in its fifth edition, and Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter.
This lecture will begin at 7 P.M. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center located at 3800 East River Road. 

This event is free and open to the public.



The Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Road
85718 Tucson , AZ