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"Religious Rhetoric and the Presidency" by Professor Martin Medhurst of Baylor University

The Center for Religion, Law & Democracy is honored to host Distinguished Professor Martin Medhurst as he presents "Religious Rhetoric and the Presidency, Lessons from George Washington to Barack Obama".   During this lecture Prof. Medhurst plans to discuss lessons people learn from this often-overlooked subject.  

"I'm excited about religious rhetoric and the presidency because it is a perennial topic, and one that is often dismissed as merely campaign fluff or disparaged as pandering for votes," Medhurst says.  

"By studying the history of religious discourse and the presidency, we can learn important lessons - not just about the past, but about today as well."

Prof. Medhurst teaches political science and rhetoric and communication at Baylor University.  He has written numerous books and is a regular contributor to various communications journals.  He also serves as the series editor for the Rhetoric and Religion Series at Baylor University Press in Texas.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Cone Chapel in Waller Hall

This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact Reyna Meyers at (503) 370-6046 or

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