Marlboro College

NewsProfessor Examines Religion and Shaping of America

Marlboro, VT—Albert Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam professor of religion at Princeton University, discusses the religious encounters that helped shape America on Monday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Ragle Hall.

Saints and Gods: Religious Encounters in the Colonial Atlantic World starts at the launch of the slave trade when Portuguese raiders brought West African captives to Europe, crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Raboteau examines the cultural and religious exchange between Europeans, Africans and Native Americans as part of the creation of America.

At Princeton University since 1982, Raboteau teaches courses focusing on American Catholic History and African-American religious movements, and has served as chair of the Religion Department and Dean of the Graduate School. He has also been on the faculty at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley.   

Raboteau is the author of several books including the spiritual memoir, A Sorrowful Joy and the award-winning Slave Religion, which recently appeared in a new edition upon the 25th anniversary of its publication.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Marlboro College Monday Night Lecture Series is funded by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Thomas Thompson Trust, the Vermont Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and an anonymous donor.

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