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Institute for Faith and Culture Examines Historic Upheavals With Baylor University Professor Philip Jenkins

September 10, 2018

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2018 The King Institute for Faith and Culture Lecture Series will lend an eye to two momentous years of historic upheaval with Baylor University Distinguished Professor of History Philip Jenkins.

On Monday, Sept. 17, Jenkins will present “A World Destroyed: 1918” at 9:15 a.m. in the King University Memorial Chapel, and “Remaking the World: 1968” at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bristol, Virginia. Both events are free and open to the public.

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and the 50th anniversary of 1968, two moments that changed the world and continue to shape us today,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Faith and Culture at King. “Philip Jenkins is a widely published historian with a unique ability to see both the big picture and the important detail, with a breathtaking range of scholarship. As a historian of Christianity, he will focus on the significance of the Great War and the revolutions of 1968 for the Church, enriching our series theme, Remembrance and Hope, as he examines the intersections of faith and culture.”

A native of Wales, Jenkins holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and is the author of 27 books, ranging from broad historical surveys to close examination of major events, political violence, and new and emerging religious movements. His books that are related to this year’s anniversaries include, “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade,” and “Decade of Nightmares: The End of the 1960s and the Making of Eighties America.” His celebrated volume “The Next Christendom” is now in its third edition, and his most recent book is “Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World.”

For the complete schedule of the 2018-2019 Lecture Series and more information on each speaker, visit www.facebook.com/kingfaithandculture, email faithandculture@king.edu, or call 423.652.4157.

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