news

Shaw and Grinder publish “The Presidents and their Faith”

March 8, 2012, 9:03 am
presidents_faith
Facebook0Twitter0Google+0LinkedIn0

NNU’s Professor of Political Science Dr. Steve Shaw and Associate Professor of English Dr. Darrin Grinder released their new book “Presidents and their Faith” this month. Shaw and Grinder hosted a meet-and-greet and book signing March 13.

The authors attempt to show the complexities of each United States President’s faith, noting “no president seems to be just one thing”—they each come from varied backgrounds. Except for the lone Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, all have been Protestant.

The Presidents range from the publicly devout, such as Jimmy Carter, to the freethinking Thomas Jefferson, to those who kept silent about their private faith, such as Calvin Coolidge. Presidential faith controversies have been with us all along: Jefferson was called an “arch infidel;” William Taft, the country’s last Unitarian President, faced allegations of heresy during the 1908 campaign; and, Kennedy was suspected of being a Vatican agent.

To obtain the book, visit russell-media.com, Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com. The book is available both in hard copy and electronically.


Recent Articles

NNU to hold its third annual Autism Awareness Day

March 30, 2015, 3:35 pm
NNU will hold its third annual Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April…

AMA leadership team presents at conference

March 30, 2015, 1:41 pm
AMA  resized NNU’s AMA leadership team attended the American Marketing Collegiate Conference in New…

Social Venture Plan Showcase on April 1

March 30, 2015, 1:11 pm
The NNU campus community is invited to this year’s Social Venture Plan…

NNU hosts Hispanic Healthcare + Manufacturing/Robotics Conference

March 30, 2015, 1:07 pm
The second annual Hispanic Healthcare + Manufacturing/Robotics Conference will be hosted at…

Search

  • Archive

  • Subscribe