Panel May 27: The Future of Fundamentalism in an Obama Era

As part of this year’s Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, a panel will feature  of The Revealer friends and family.

The Future of Fundamentalism in an Obama Era
Thursday, May 27, 2010
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Location: Room 1E17
Why does American Fundamentalism continue to dominate the political landscape even though the power base has shifted in Washington DC to the Democratic party? How has the election of President Barack Obama informed the rise of a progressive movement and the subsequent Republican backlash? Are events such as the C Street Scandals, the passage of Stupak-Pitts Amendment, and teabagger rallies isolated events or part of a larger picture? What factors contribute to the appeal of movements united around a common ideology albeit “religious right” and “progressive?” A diverse group of panelists will assess the current faith factors shaping the socio-political landscape in advance of the 2010 midterm elections and note the trends and authors they are observing moving forward.
Moderator: Lynn Garrett, Principal, Lynn Garrett Associates

Becky Garrison, author, Jesus Died For This?: A Satirist’s Searches for the Risen Christ (Zondervan, August 2010)
Stephen Prothero, author, God is Not One: The Rival Religions that Run the World (HarperOne, May 2010)
Frank Schaeffer, author, Sex, God & Mom (Spring 2011)
Jeff Sharlet, author, New York Times bestseller The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C Street (Fall 2010), contributing editor for Harper’s and Rolling Stone

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