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Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?
A history professor will explore this topic Thursday night at The University of Mary Washington.
John Fea, professor of history at Messiah College, will present the 2012 lecture, “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?” on Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
This event is the annual Jefferson Lecture on the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which commemorates Thomas Jefferson’s work to establish freedom of worship in the state.
UMW’s department of classics, philosophy and religion has sponsored the since 2002, the 225th anniversary of the writing of the work.
For details, click here or contact Craig Vasey, professor of classics, philosophy and religion,