The Shadows of America’s God—with John Dotson

To introduce tonight’s theme, John will recount key elements of his Southern Appalachian ancestry and specifically childhood years at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mt Carmel, Tennessee.Given that personal context, we will take up the work of Jungian analyst Fanny Brewster in her book Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss and the work of evangelical historian Mark A. Noll in his book America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. In our discussion, we will aim for deeper understanding of evangelical Christian perspectives—and the shadows thereof—in today’s politics. 

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