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Mar 1, 2022
5.8 The Roots of American Order | The Constitution of Church and State with Dr. Susan Hanssen
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McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg and Dr. Susan Hanssen, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Dallas, explore the roots of church and state in American order. The two discuss the history of 17th century Britain and the English Civil War, Hobbesian and Lockean political theory, and more.

Corresponding Reading 

Chapter 8, pp. 259-300 of Russell Kirk, The Roots of American Order

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  • Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director
  • Guest: Dr. Suan Hanssen, University of Dallas
  • Producers and Editors: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator & Will Randolph, McConnell Scholar 
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