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Episode Summary

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, John Wilsey, affiliate scholar of theology and history at Acton, speaks with Allen Guelzo, professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg college, about reconstruction in the South after the Civil War. This discussion is a preview of Professor Guelzo’s upcoming Acton Lecture Series talk on the subject of Abraham Lincoln’s moral constitution on August 9 at Acton Headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. Then, on the Upstream segment, Acton’s director of publishing, Jordan Ballor, and Robert Nelson, professor at the School of Public Policy in Maryland, talk about the new film First Reformed.


Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

Learn more about Allen Guelzo and his work

Register to hear Allen Guelzo on August 9 in Grand Rapids

Read “First Reformed: The toxic mess of syncretism” by Jordan Ballor

“First Reformed” IMDb

Read “The Silence: Paul Schrader on ‘First Reformed'”

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Featured image - FIRST REFORMED, from right: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, 2017. © A24 /courtesy Everett Collection