IRG: Dr. Ben Shannon on the Political Night Prayer and the Politicization of Religion in West Germany, 1968-1972 – CANCELLED

Time: CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Location: Rm 313 | Center for the Humanities | 432 E. Campus Mall

Join the Interdisciplinary Religion Group as we learn from Ben Shannon, a lecturer in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin. His presentation will reflect arguments put forward in his recently completed dissertation on the politicization of religion. In particular, he will discuss how a West German protest group, known as the Political Night Prayer, helps us to understand the Christian-Marxist encounter of the 1960s and 1970s and its lasting impact on Christian political engagement.

The Interdisciplinary Religion Group (IRG) is an informal working group of graduate students and faculty members whose interests  involve the study of religion. With questions or accommodations requests, please contact David Schulz ( or Dr. Eric Carlsson (

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