Alumnus to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Philosophy and Religion Conference


The 32nd Annual Philosophy and Religion Conference will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Student Union Building alumni room.

At 1 p.m., alumnus Thomas Lecaque will deliver the keynote address titled, “Threatening a Christian America: Christian Nationalism and Sectarian Fissures.” Lecaque is an associate professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He specializes in the nexus of apocalyptic religion and political violence, from medieval Europe to modern America. In addition to academic work on the crusades, game studies and early America, he has written for public outlets such as the Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, Dame Magazine, Foreign Policy and The Bulwark, among others.

During the conference students from Truman and four other universities will present original papers from variety of topics in philosophy and religion. This event is free and open to the public. Visit and select “Philosophy and Religion Conference” for the conference schedule and more information.
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