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Dean to Present Lecture on Meaning Behind Separation of Church and State

Dennis Stevens presents talk as part of Randolph's celebration of Constitution Day

9/15/2009 2:17:52 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph College will celebrate the nation’s Constitution Day with a talk that delves into the real reasons behind the separation of church and state in America.

Dennis Stevens, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, will present: “What is the Meaning of Separation of Church and State in America” Thursday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in Martin 315. The talk is free and open to the public.

Stevens is an expert on the issue and coauthored the book, Religion, Politics, and the Law with Peter Schotten. The book, published by Wadsworth, studies the theoretical and practical problems raised by conflicts of law, religion, and politics in the United States.

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