Tocqueville on Civil Religion in America

March 29, 2014 | Erikah Haavie, Contributing Writer

John Koritansky
John Koritansky
John Koritansky

Hiram College Political Science Professor John C. Koritansky will speak on the topic, “Tocqueville on Civil Religion in America” at 4:30 p.m. April 16 in Johns Hall Room 101 on the Furman University campus.

The event is free and open to the public and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. Dr. Koritansky’s lecture is presented by the Tocqueville Program at Furman University whose sponsors are Ginny and Sandy MacNeil, Beth and Ravenel Curry, and several private foundations.

Koritansky has taught at Hiram College since 1970 and is chair of the college’s Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, a position he has held since the Institute's inaugural year in 2007. He has written several articles in the areas of American Constitutional law, American political thought and political philosophy. He is also the editor of and major contributor to Public Administration in the United States, a collection of readings dealing with both the history and political theory embedded in American public administration (Focus Publishing, 1999). Koritansky’s book, Alexis de Tocqueville and the New Science of Politics is in its second edition, published by Carolina Academic Press in 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.

For more information, contact Paige Blankenship in the Department of Political Science, 864-294-3547, or visit: www.furman.edu/tocquevilleprogram