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Religion In the Presidential Election- Dr. Kevin den Dulk (Grand Rapids)

Date:
January 25, 2012
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: (616) 706-2029
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.net

Description:

What impact does religion play in the political realm? Given the extremely polarized nature of national politics and the looming presidential election this year, religion is definitely in the forefront. The faith-related convictions of the presidential candidates are highly scrutinized, over analyzed, and shape the outcome of many voters decisions. Dr. den Dulk will speak on this timely issue and provide some insight into the role of religion and politics in the upcoming election.

Meetings are open to the Public. A moderated discussion will follow the lecture.

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Kevin den Dulk, PhD

Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence Chair, Calvin College

Kevin den Dulk earned his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy at Calvin College in 1992. After a brief stint in a corporate law firm, he completed his M.A. in political science at the University of Georgia (1995) and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (2001). In 2001, he took aposition in the Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University, and later added a joint appointment as Honors Faculty-in-Residence. He joined Calvin’s political science faculty as the Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence during the 2011-2012 academic year. Professor den Dulk has recently co-authored two books – Religion and Politics in America and A Disappearing God Gap? He is active in various community-based activities, including fostering better civic education in local schools. Dr. den Dulk’s interests include American politics, religion and politics cross-nationally, public law and courts, and political theory.