Robert K. Webb: “The Very Long Eighteenth Century: An Experiment in the History of Religion?” (10/27)

Robert K. Webb, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, will deliver a lecture entitled “The Very Long Eighteenth Century: An Experiment in the History of Religion?” in the Albin O. Kuhn Gallery on October 27 at 4 p.m.

Known for its identification with “the age of reason,” the eighteenth century also saw the rapid spread of Methodism and Evangelicalism, the Anglican revival and the impact of early Romanticism. This lecture will explore how the development of rationalism, in which the eighteenth century remains central, posed the primary and ultimate challenge to religion in England and elsewhere in Europe.

The talk is sponsored by the Department of History and the Dresher Center for the Humanities. Admission is free. For additional information call ext. 5-6798.

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