Friday, January 18, 2-4 pm

Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place


God in Gotham? Apocalypse and Resurrection in the Capital of American Secularism, 1880-1920

Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, and the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto

Jon Butler is Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University, and Adjunct Research Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He earned his Ph.D. (1972) from the University of Minnesota, where in 2006 he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. His books include: Power, Authority, and the Origins of American Denominational Order (1978; 2009), The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society (1983; Soloutos Prize and Chinard Prize); Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People (1990; Outler Prize, AHA Beveridge Award for Best Book in American History); Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 (2000); and Religion in American Life: A Short History, co-authored with Grant Wacker and Randall Balmer (2003; 2011). In 2010, he received the Byrnes-Sewall Prize for Teaching Excellence in Yale College, and the Edward Bouchet Leadership Award for Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Butler is writing a book about religion in Manhattan from the Gilded Age to the 1960 Kennedy election, God in Gotham.