In his second Shurden lecture, Purdue professor Frank Lambert agrees with George Marsden’s notion that the U.S. was from its beginning profoundly sacred and profoundly secular. It explores the many points of intersection between Great Awakening and Enlightenment ideas and influences. It concludes with a close examination of the cooperation between the Baptist John Leland and the Deist Thomas Jefferson in the fight for religious liberty. The 2012 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State were April 17-18 on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

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