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Please join us for a reception and conversation with Kenneth L. Woodward.

From the introduction:

Being there matters.

As a man who came of age in the 1950s and as a journalist who spent nearly four decades at Newsweek, I had the good fortune (or not) of living through the most volatile religious period in American history. There have been other periods of religious enthusiasm and upheaval but note of these, I argue, was so widespread, so wildly diverse in faith and practice, so direct in impact on electoral politics as the one that ranged from the end of the Second World War to the dawn of the new millennium. How and why this happened, and to what social, cultural, and political effect, is the story I have to tell.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016,
6:00 p.m.

First Things Editorial Offices
35 East 21st St, Sixth Floor

Kenneth L. Woodward, a scholar as well as one of the nation’s most respected journalists, served as Newsweek’s religion editor for nearly forty years, reporting from five continents and contributing more than seven hundred articles, including nearly one hundred cover stories, on a wide range of social issues and ideas. His work has also appeared in other magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. He is the author of Making Saints: How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint, Who Doesn’t, and Why and The Book of Miracles: The meaning of the Miracle Stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.