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Constitution Day Speaker Focuses on George Washington

Sep 21, 2009

On September 17th, to recognize Constitution Day, Dr. Jeffry Morrison of Regent University presented an address entitled "Religion in the Constitutionalism of George Washington."

Dr. Morrison emphasized the deliberateness with which Washington crafted his public addresses and letters, invoking biblical language and imagery in his response both to religious minorities and majorities. While noting that the status of Washington's own religious beliefs remains ambiguous, Morrison explained how Washington say the necessary link between religious belief, the inculcation of virtue, and a viable republic.

The address was co-sponsored by the Center for Politics & Religion, the Department of Politics, and the Dean of Students.