Presidential Race & Matters of Faith

Posted: Sep 30, 2016

Dr. Lee Barrett, Lancaster Seminary Professor of Systematic Theology, explores how faith and politics interact in the lives of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, in the attitudes of their constituents, and in their campaign strategies in a two-part series for the Seminarian Hour. Lancaster Newspaper's Faith & Values editor, Earle Cornelius, attended both sessions and published this report entitled 'Faith in the race: Prosperity gospel vs social gospel in the presidential campaign."

The first session, recorded Oct. 5, covers Trump's religious heritage, tracing back to his formational time as a congregant in Norman Vincent Peale's Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan.

The second session, recorded Oct. 12, examines Clinton's religious foundations as a lifelong Methodist. 

Each session runs about one hour and includes questions from the audience. Click the links below to view the recorded webinars.

PLEASE NOTE: the audio is clear but the video is choppy. We will be working to improve the video experience in future programs.

Donald Trump, Faith & Politics, introduction by Dr. Stephanie Crumpton:

Hillary Clinton, Faith & Politics, introduction by Dr. David Mellott: