Morality, Politics, and American Christianity in the 1960s and 1970s
I am looking for paper proposals to create a panel for the 2011 OAH in Houston. My paper examines Christian reactions to the Watergate crisis during Richard M. Nixon's administration, to see how the religious community responded to what many perceived as a national moral crisis. Whether real or imagined, Americans in the 1960s and 1970s grappled with a perception that Christianity was losing its voice and influence, as minifested in such things as Watergate, "Is God Dead?", and the sexual revolution. I am seeking other papers that also engage these questions. I will find a moderator and submit the materials for us. Deadline for sending me your initial idea is January 31, so that we have time to put a quality proposal together for the OAH deadline, which is FEb. 25th.
David E. Settje, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305
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