Published on May 18, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Jonathan Den Hartog
Jonathan Den Hartog

Samford University history department chair Jonathan Den Hartog is a noted scholar of American political and religious history. As American churches and governments grapple with the legal and theological implications of pandemic shutdown orders, Den Hartog is exploring how different understandings of religious liberty might be balanced for the health of both Constitution and community. Read his essay on Religious Freedom and Covid-19 in the Christian Post.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.