Friday, January 25, 2013

There Will Be Oil

I won't be there, but a got a notice about what sounds like an interesting lecture from Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion.

It's titled "There Will Be Oil" by Darren Dochuk, a professor at WUSTL.  From the web site:  This talk will reveal a hidden history of petroleum politics during the early Cold War period, one in which “oil patch” evangelicalism plays a vital role in forging new oil frontiers and expanding the interests and influence of American petroleum on a global stage. Drawn from his current book project, titled Anointed With Oil: God and Black Gold in Modern America, Dochuk’s talk will employ untapped church and corporate papers, and the personal records of powerful industrialists... to chart religion’s impact on an industry and business culture that has defined American society in the modern age.

Read more here.  If anyone reading this attends the lecture and wants to comment, it would be very interesting to learn more about what Dochuk had to say.

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