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Thursday, October 11 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Chance of Salvation: How Americans Chose Their Religion

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The United States has a long history of religious pluralism, which results in Americans switching religions more often than any other nation. The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America by Lincoln A. Mullen traces the history of the distinctively American idea that religion is a matter of individual choice. Christianity Today says Mullen “handles conversion narratives with respect, but without abandoning a critical, scholarly eye…[he] helps us see how a distinctly evangelical approach to salvation had ripple effects beyond evangelicals, and he should be commended for it.” Sponsored by the Department of History and Art History.

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Lincoln A. Mullen

Lincoln A. Mullen is an assistant professor at George Mason University in the Department of History and Art History. Mullen is a historian of American religion, and his digital historical work has also taken him into U.S. legal history and the history of early American elections.  His recent work... Read More →