What Happened to American Christianity?

A Retrospective Conversation on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the Second Vatican Council

Date & Time: Thursday, Sept 19th, Noon
Place: Terrace Room, Cohen Hall G17


Mr. Ross Douthat: Columnist, New York Times, and Author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2013) and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2006)

Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD: University Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania, and Author of essays featured in Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Urban Cusp, Sojourners Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

Dr. Melissa Wilde: Associate Professor of Sociology & Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Author of Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change (2007) as well as numerous scholarly articles on sex and class in American mainline Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.

Dr. Robert Wuthnow: Gerhard R. Andlinger `52 Professor of Sociology, Princeton University, and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion.  His publications include After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion; America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity; and Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society.  His most recent book is Remaking the Heartland:Middle America Since the 1950s.


Dr. Brad Wilcox: Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia, and Author of Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Refreshments served.
Please find a PDF of our event poster here.