Next summer, July 28 to August 1, 2014, the Witherspoon Institute (where I direct the Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution) will host its third biennial Church and State Seminar. From our website description:
This five-day seminar will examine the relationship between religion and politics in the period of the American Revolution, founding, and early republic. Open to untenured faculty and post-doctoral scholars in history, political theory, law, and religion, the seminar will explore primary sources at the intersection of church and statecharters, constitutions, and legal texts, as well as sermons, pamphlets, essays, speeches, debates, and religious texts . . . .
The seminar will be led by three outstanding scholars who are probably well known to many First Things readers: Daniel L. Dreisbach of American University, Thomas S. Kidd of Baylor University, and Gerald R. McDermott of Roanoke College. We’re accepting applications for attending the seminar now. You can find out more and learn how to apply here.