Kresta in the Afternoon – May 27, 2019 – Hour 1

+  The Civil War as a Moral Issue (full hour)

  • Description: Mark Noll sees the Civil War as a major turning point in American religious thought. Christians on both sides of the conflict claimed the Bible supported their policies and their interpretations of Scripture led to a full-blown theological crisis. Mark has examined writings about race and slavery from Americans both white and black, Catholic and Protestant, northern and southern. He joins us to discuss his conclusions.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Mark Noll
      Mark Noll is a Professor of History at Notre Dame. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 2006 recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He’s the author of many books including “Protestantism – A Very Short Introduction” and “The Civil War as a Theological Crisis.”
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    • The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

      Viewing the Civil War as a major turning point in American religious thought, Mark A. Noll examines writings about slavery and race from Americans both white and black, northern and southern, and includes commentary from Protestants and Catholics in Europe and Canada. Though the Christians on all sides agreed that the Bible was authoritative, their interpretations of slavery in Scripture led to a full-blown theological crisis. (learn more)

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