Daniel Dreisbach will discuss the impact of the Bible and its Christian ideas and ideals in shaping the American political experiment and the rights and duties of citizens – many of which we take for granted today. Ignoring or being unaware of the Bible's influence on the Founders, as Dreisbach suggests many historians and citizens do, misses important insights about America’s form of democracy and of the concept of Providential self-government on which America is built.
A Q&A session will follow his presentation to allow attendees to dig deeper into this fascinating topic, especially in light of the current cultural attack upon the Christian principles that shaped our Nation.
Daniel Dreisbach is a Professor of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University. He earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. His principal research interests include American constitutional law and history, First Amendment law, church-state relations, and criminal procedure. He has authored or edited ten books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. Professor Dreisbach is a past recipient of American University’s highest faculty award: Scholar/Teacher of the Year.
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Location: McLean Presbyterian Church - 1020 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101
Registration: $20 per person