[Insight @ FPC CR] Evolution of U.S. Protestantism: Old-Time Religion vs. Evolutionary Religion

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  • 9/22/19
  • 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Free
  • Ages 15+
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[Insight @ FPC CR] Evolution of U.S. Protestantism: Old-Time Religion vs. Evolutionary Religion. For most of U.S. history, Protestants dominated American cultural, educational and political institutions. What developed and what has changed? 

Kirkwood Professor of Religious Studies, Peter Jauhiainen, leads a three-week discussion on this topic. The second session covers the fundamentalist/modernist controversy at the turn of the 20th century. New scientific perspectives and the higher criticism of the Bible provided new challenges to the Christian faith. Should Protestantism adapt to modern development or should it remain the same? 

Please join us from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.