Debow, Sansom Get $32,000
Award from Atlas, Templeton
Samford professors Michael DeBow and Dennis Sansom
have received a $32,000 grant to support a course designed to
teach students the virtues and challenges of human liberty. The
Freedom Project grant was awarded by Atlas Economic Research
Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation.
DeBow, a Cumberland School of Law professor, and Sansom, chair
of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, will teach the
course during the spring 2001 semester. Entitled "Freedom,
Prosperity and Faith: Recent History and Possible Futures,"
the interdisciplinary course will focus on what happens to a
prosperous culture, such as that of the U.S., particularly as
it relates to politics and religious beliefs and practices.
The grant money will be used in part for guest speakers in lectures
open to the public.
DeBow and Sansom also participated in a weeklong seminar hosted
by the Templeton Foundation at National University in Galway,