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American Founders Luncheon Series
The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street

Dr. Mark David Hall
December 6, 2016American Founders Luncheon
“Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic”

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Who was Roger Sherman? Despite being the only Founder to help draft the Declaration and Resolves, the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, Roger Sherman is largely unknown today. But Sherman wasn’t merely “present” as these foundational documents were crafted—he served on the five-man committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence, was among the most significant delegates to the Constitutional Convention, and as a Representative and Senator in the new republic he played important roles in the drafting the Bill of Rights and debates over the proper scope of the national government’s power. So, why is such a significant founder nearly forgotten today?

Join us on December 6 to hear Dr. Mark David Hall of George Fox University speak on “Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic.”

To register, please click here or contact Brenda Vinton at blvinton@gcc.edu or (724) 450-1541. And, please bring a friend. The cost of lunch is $17.76.


hallmarkDr. Mark David Hall is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University. He has written, edited, or co-edited The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798 (1997), The Founders on God and Government (2004); Collected Works of James Wilson (2007), The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (2009), The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding (2009), America’s Forgotten Founders (2012), Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic (2013), Faith and the Founders of the American Republic (2014), Collected Works of Roger Sherman (2016), Great Christian Jurists in American History (under contract), America’s Wars: A Just War Perspective (under contract) and more than 70 journal articles, book chapters, reviews, and sundry pieces. Mark is also senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and an affiliate scholar at the John Jay Institute.

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