Symposium on Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
June 18-19, 1998

Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale University, Chair

11:00 a.m.

"Religion in 18th Century America," David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School

2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

"How to Govern a City on a Hill: Religion and Liberty in the 1780 Massachusetts Constitution," John Witte, Jr., Emory University School of Law

"The Use and Abuse of Jefferson's Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom: Separating Church and State in 19th Century Virginia," Thomas E. Buckley, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

"Thomas Jefferson, a Mammoth Cheese, and the 'Wall of Separation Between Church and State'," Daniel Dreisbach, American University

Comment: Michael Crawford, Head, Early History Branch, Naval Historical Center

Friday, June 19

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

"Republicanism and Religion: The American Exception," Mark A. Noll, Wheaton College

"Women and Religion in the Early Republic," Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School

Comment: Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

"The Influence of Christianity and Judaism on the Founders," Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute

"The Question of the Christian Nation Considered," Jon Butler, Yale University

Comment: James Smylie, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and/or Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

The exhibition was made possible by grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. (Bud) Smith, and the Lilly Endowment Inc. The national tour of the exhibition is being made possible by the Lilly Endowment Inc.