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Thanks to all who attended and participated in this year's NAUCRP.Check out some of photos from the 2013 conference!
The 6th annual North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy will be held March 22 & 23, 2013 at Saint Francis University. Keynote speaker Randall Stephens, Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria University (UK), will kick-off this event with his “Evangelical Anti-intellectualism in Modern America” ethics lecture on Friday, March 22 at 7pm in DiSepio 213.
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Exploring intellectual authority within evangelicalism, Randall Stephens will speak about how America’s populist ideals, anti-intellectualism, and religious free market, along with the concept of anointing—being chosen by God to speak for him like the biblical prophets—established a conservative evangelical leadership isolated from the world of secular arts and sciences. Today, charismatic and media-savvy creationists, historians, psychologists, and biblical exegetes continue to receive more funding and airtime than their more qualified counterparts. Though a growing minority of evangelicals engage with contemporary scholarship, the community’s authority structure still encourages the “anointed” to assume positions of leadership.
Professor Stephens is co-author of The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age and has written for The Atlantic, the New York Times, Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture.
We wish to thank the School of Arts and Letters, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the G. Steven Neeley Fund, and the Institute for Ethics for their generous support. Thanks also to all of those who help make this conference happen, especially Arthur Remillard, Patty McVicker, Rosemary Bertocci, Mike McKale, Randall Stephens, Fr. Gabriel Zeis, Wayne Powel, Tim Whisler, Robin Cadwallader, Pat Socoski, Jeff Robins, Matt Sayers, Joseph Williams, and Grant Julin.
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