"Goodbye Tocqueville? Christianity and Democracy in Trump’s America"

  • Date: Nov 6, 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Philip Gorski (Yale University · Lichtenberg Kolleg)
  • PHILIP GORSKI is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale University and a Senior Fellow at the Lichtenberg Kolleg. He is a historical sociologist focusing on the interplay of religion and politics in early mod-ern and modern Western Europe and North America. He is currently completing a book entitled “American Babylon: Christianity and Democracy Before and After Trump.”
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
"Goodbye Tocqueville? Christianity and Democracy in Trump’s America"
Co-organized by the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity


For more details please contact adomeit(at)mmg.mpg.de.

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Alexis de Tocqueville famously argued that the relationship of Christianity and democracy was complementary in the United States, in contrast to the situation in his native France. In his lecture, Gorski looks at how American Christianity has changed in the intervening centuries and reflects on whether these changes may be endangering American democracy.

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