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Join RNA for a conversation with Ken Woodward

Monday, January 2, 2017  
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Longtime RNA member Ken Woodward edited Newsweek's religion section until his retirement in 2002. Now, with his new book, "Getting Religion," he invites readers into the sweep of the last half century, where faith, culture and politics collide.

Join the Religion News Association and the Chicago Sunday Evening Club for a conversation with Woodward from 6–8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 77 W Washington St. #2, Chicago. 

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The evening will include remarks from Woodward, as well as a public conversation with David Dault, executive director of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club and host of the weekly radio program "Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith."

Beginning with a bold reassessment of the '50s, Woodward’s narrative weaves through the Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement; Liberation theology in Latin America; the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism; women’s liberation and Bible; the turn to Asian spirituality; the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults; and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties.

For readers interested in how religion, economics, family life and politics influence each other, Woodward introduces a fresh vocabulary of terms such as “embedded religion,” “movement religion” and “entrepreneurial religion” to illuminate the interweaving of the secular and sacred in American public life.

This is one of those rare books that changes the way Americans think about belief, behavior and belonging.

Please join us for this important and engaging conversation.

MORE INFORMATION & TO PURCHASE TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-religion-kenneth-woodward-in-conversation-tickets-30076459500

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