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March 26, 2014

Molly Worthen, Assistant Professor of History

Torn between the demands of dogma, reason, and spiritual experience, evangelical Christians struggle to reconcile competing sources of intellectual authority. This ongoing crisis has produced a culture that observers and believers alike have called “anti-intellectual.” This lecture will examine how 20th-century American evangelicals have navigated the straits between religious and secular authorities in the realms of science, history, and worship to suggest that this crisis is both evangelicals’ greatest bane and an abiding source of strength.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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