Smarter Than You Think: The Emergence of an Evangelical Intelligentsia in the United States

Timothy Shah, Assistant Director, Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

  • Date Oct 23, 2012
  • Venue Warner Memorial Library
    Eastern University
    1300 Eagle Road
    Saint Davids, PA 19087

Dr. Shah’s lecture will examine the topic, “Smarter Than You Think:  The Emergence of an Evangelical Intelligentsia in the United States.”

In addition to serving as the assistant director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Dr. Shah is an assistant professor in the Government department.  He is a political scientist specializing in the relationship between religion and political freedom in theory, history, and contemporary practice. Shah is author, with Monica Duffy Toft and Daniel Philpott, of God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics and is editor of an Oxford University Press series on “Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South” that has so far generated three volumes. His articles on religion and global politics have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, the Review of Politics, and elsewhere.  In 2007, with Peter Berger and James Wallace, he launched an ongoing study of the emergence of an “Evangelical Intelligentsia” in American life.  He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2002.

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