The Research + Engagement behind Matthew Sutton’s American Apocalypse
Washington State University historian Matthew Avery Sutton talks about the research, engagement and teaching behind his work on American religion and politics.
UPDATE: This event is now free, thanks to the kindness of visionary sponsors!
Aprll 6/7 2018, Matthew Avery Sutton is coming to Seattle for a Hack the Ministry Pop-Up event: Past is Prologue: American Jesus + the Once + Future Apocalypse.
Matthew Sutton is not just another guy with an opinion. Dr. Sutton is an award-winning historian whose research, writing, and teaching tracks religion and political engagement in the U.S. from Amiee Semple McPherson to Jerry Falwell to Donald Trump and the White Evangelical establishment.
Sutton’s writing — his newest book is American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism — extended his voice into the public sphere with editorials in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and appearances on NPR’s Morning Edition, and MSNBC’s The Last Word.
Here’s the agenda for the April 6/7 gathering, hosted by Bishop Todd Hunter at Ballard Homestead in Seattle:
Friday Afternoon 3p : How a conviction that the Second Coming of Christ was imminent shaped the trajectory of American religious life over the last one hundred years
Friday Evening 7p : How particular modes of reading the Bible led to a popular form of political conservatism that aligned with Republican Party politics
Saturday Morning 9a : How some Christians offered alternative theological readings of the scriptures that led to more diverse forms of social engagement
Tickets for the event are $49 solo ($40 for additional tickets) | $25 for students | $100 for student groups of five.
Can’t make it to the whole event? Get individual session tickets for $16.99 each.