Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance
Join us for the CAPS Seminar with Christopher Beneke as he presents his talk, "Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance."
This talk is free and open to the public.
Chris Beneke is associate professor of History at Bentley University. He is the author of Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (Oxford, 2006), and co-editor of The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Religious Intolerance in Early America (Penn Press, 2011), Profane: Sacrilegious Expression in a Multicultural Age (University of California Press, 2014), and The Lively Experiment: Religious Toleration in America from Roger Williams to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). His talk will be drawn from a book he is writing called Free Exercise: Five Histories of the First Amendment’s Religious Clauses (forthcoming with Cornell University Press).