Who says religion and politics don’t mix? Religion scholar Anthea Butler thinks they do, now more so than ever. The 2012 presidential contest, she says, “could be the most religiously based presidential race in recent memory.”On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Butler, an associate professor of religious studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss “Faith Matters: Religion and Rhetoric in the 2012 Election” for the Penn Lightbulb Café. Free and open to the public, the talk will begin at 6 p.m. at the Pepper Mill Café on the second floor of the Penn Museum.
A highly sought after media commentator, Butler blogs regularly about religion and politics for the daily online magazine Religion Dispatches. She also is completing a book titled “The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are Galvanizing the Religious Right,” set to be published in the spring of 2012.
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