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The Protestant Boomerang: The Foreign Missionary Project and the Transformation of Modern America

Horning Lecture with David Hollinger

Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

American Protestant missionaries were heavily grounded in ethnocentric and imperialist impulses, but many returned to America as advocates of foreign peoples and as agents of anti-racist, anti-parochial, anti-imperialist causes. In one arena of American life after another, missionaries were among the most active in diminishing provincialism and in appreciating cultural diversity.

David A. Hollinger is the Preston Hotchkis Professor of History emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. His specialty is in American intellectual history. He is the author of six books, including Post-ethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (3rd Edition, Expanded, 2006) and After Cloven Tongues Of Fire: Protestant Liberalism And Modern American History (2013). Among his several edited or co-edited volumes is his source book, The American Intellectual Tradition, co-edited with Charles Capper. This is amongst the most widely used textbooks in college undergraduate courses focusing on American intellectual history since the Civil War.


Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room
Corvallis
OR
Free
Robert Peckyno
541-737-8560
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
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