C-SPAN2 will send a camera crew to Indiana Wesleyan University to tape a lecture by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, who will discuss his new book, God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. The lecture will air later as part of the C-SPAN2 series, “Book TV.”
The lecture will be from 4 to 5 p.m., September 23, in the Globe Theater in the IWU Student Center, with a question-and-answer session afterward. There is no admission fee for the lecture, which is open to the public.
Kidd, who has written several books on American religious history, is an associate professor of history at Baylor University and a Senior Fellow at Baylor’s Institute for the Study of Religion. He has appeared on TV with Glenn Beck and has written columns for USA Today and The Washington Post.
In God of Liberty, Kidd argues that the improbable partnership of evangelicals and Deists saw America through the Revolutionary War, the ratification of the Constitution, and the election of Thomas Jefferson in 1800.
Kidd’s visit to IWU is sponsored by the Bowman Lecture Series, named in honor of the late Dr. Allen Bowman, a long-time Marion College professor and administrator.
IWU’s Bowman Hall, a men’s residence facility, was named in Bowman’s memory.