UMW Hosted Religious Freedom Lecture

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The University of Mary Washington commemorated the anniversary of the enactment of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom with a lecture by author and historian David L. Holmes. Holmes presented “Nothing Miraculous, All Things Ethical: A President and His Bible” on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Holmes, the Walter G. Mason Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the College of William & Mary, is a noted expert in American religious history. He is the author of “The Faiths of the Founding Fathers” and “The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama.” The UMW Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion has sponsored the annual Jefferson Lecture on Religious Freedom since 2002. The lecture brings a wide range of public figures and distinguished scholars to discuss the importance of religious freedom and the legacy of Jefferson’s ideas. The Virginia General Assembly enacted Jefferson’s … [Read more...]