2013-14 Speaker Series
April 2-4, 2014
A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas: On Religious Liberty
April 2, 2014
John Witte Jr., Emory University
"Separation of Church and State in America: Facts, Fictions, and Challenges"
April 3, 2014
Mercer Student Panel
Guest Faculty Panel I
Maura Jane Farrelly, Brandeis University
"Williams, Calvert, and Locke: Three Foundations for Religious Toleration in America"
Steven Grosby, Clemson University
"Religion and Liberty in Neglected Great Works of the Ancient Near East"
Jeremiah Russell, Jacksonville State University
"Faction against Faction: Emperor Julian on Religious Tolerance"
Guest Faculty Panel II
Daniel Cullen, Rhodes College
"Freedom, Religion, and Social Unity: Another Rousseauian Paradox"
David Ramsey, University of West Florida
"On the Founders, Hobby Lobby, and the HHS Mandate"
Scott Yenor, Boise State University
"Civic Religion and Revealed Truth in the Thought of the American Founders"
Michael Novak, Author, Philosopher, Theologian, and US Ambassador
"What the Nature of God Must Be, To Demand Liberty of Conscience"
Fall 2013 Events:
September 23, 2013
Mercer's Undergraduate Constitution Day Observance
Dr. Vincent Phillip Munoz, Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life, University of Notre Dame
"Did the Founders intend to Separate Church from State?"
This event was made possible through the generous support of the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Principles and History
October 24, 2013
Dr. John Agresto, Former President of St. John's College and Chancellor and Provost at the American University in Iraq
"Liberal Arts in a Republic: The Founding and Today"
November 7, 2013
Dr. Daniel L. Dreisbach, Professor in the School of Public Affairs, American University
"The Bible in the Political Culture of the American Founding"