The Protestant Establishment: Interactions within American and Western Culture (Historical Studies V)

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Start Date: 
Thu, 08/01/1991
End Date: 
Fri, 07/31/1992

William Hutchison directed this study on “The Protestant Establishment (Historical Studies V)”, a continuation of the earlier extensive study on the mainline Protestantism in America. Hutchison focused on the interactions of the Protestant establishment in America with the larger American and Western culture for the 1991-92 academic year. As with previous Historical Studies projects, Phase V provided funding for a group of Lilly Fellows who through ongoing colloquium and seminar sessions undertook focused research according to their chosen topics of study, shared their research among themselves and met with key scholars in their areas of study. <p> Historical Studies V also incorporated “The Chosen People Project,” which developed out of the June 13-16, 1991 conference in Washington D. C. on “Chosen People Themes in Western Nationalist Movements, 1880-1920.” Most of the papers presented at the conference later appeared in the book “Many Are Chosen: Divine Election and Western Nationalism,” edited by William R. Hutchison and Hartmut Lehmann (Trinity Press International, 1994).