Grant Wacker to Speak about Billy Graham at the CFC

On Monday, Nov. 10th at 7 p.m., the Bush Center for Faith and Culture (CFC) hosts Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke University Divinity School. Wacker will present his recently released biography of Billy Graham, America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation.Billy Graham

Wacker’s book addresses the question “How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist hailed by the media as ‘America’s pastor’?” Not merely a conventional biography, Wacker provides an interpretive study that helps to explain why Billy Graham mattered so much and how he became the closest thing to a pope that Protestants have ever had.

The lecture hall of the CFC is located on the 2nd floor of Patterson Hall on the campus of Southeastern Seminary. The event is open to the public. Copies of America’s Pastor will be available for purchase. Dr. Wacker will sign books at the close of the event.Grant Wacker 300w

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