Update: Christianity & American History Conference

April 19, 2007

Liberty University School of Law and the History Department are hosting the Christianity & American History Conference on April 20 and 21, 2007. This two day conference is open to the public and is being presented during the month when the Commonwealth of Virginia is celebrating the 400th anniversary since its founding in 1607.

Mathew D. Staver, the Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, will speak at the plenary session in the law school’s brand new Supreme Courtroom Friday at 7:00 P.M. on The Influence of the Ten Commandments in Law and Government. Dr. Daniel Dreisbach will be also be speaking in the plenary session at 8:00 P.M. on How Thomas Jefferson’s 'Wall of Separation' Redefined Church-State Law and Policy. He is currently the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, and a Professor of Justice, Law and Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Many other breakout sessions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and Dr. Dreisbach will close out the Saturday plenary session with How the English Bible Shaped American Public Culture.

Dean Staver commented: “Everyone should know the rich history of our nation and the significant role Christianity played in the shaping of America. This is a significant month in which we celebrate the Christian roots and heritage of the founding of Virginia some 400 years ago. The cradle of American liberty began in the Commonwealth of Virginia and was built upon the revolutionary principles of Christianity.”

For more information regarding this conference, please contact the Liberty University History Department at 434-592-4366. The registration fee is $15 without meals or $35 including the banquet on Friday night and the lunch on Saturday. Registration begins at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, April 20th, at the Campus North Lobby. To sign up for the lunch and/or the banquet, you may contact Dr. Douglas Mann at or 434-592-4306. For directions to the School of Law, you may call 434-592-5300.