Newberry Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas, March 9, 2018

The Newberry's March Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas will focus on 19th and 20th century Urban Protestantism. Barbara Dobschuetz's paper, "Fundamentalism and American Urban Culture; Community and Religious Identity in Paul Rader's Chicago, 1915-1937," examines fundamentalism and the use of new technology in preaching the gospel. Andrew MacDonald's presentation, "In the Evangelical Sense: The Swing Trial and Late Nineteenth Century Urban Protestantism," focuses on the impact of David Swing's 1874 trial.

Martin Marty of the University of Chicago Divinity School is the respondent.

The seminar will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. See the Newberry website for further information.

The seminar is open to anyone interested in the topic. Newberry Scholarly Seminars are pre-circulated. For a copy of the papers, email