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.
Published on May 18, 2020 by Sean Flynt
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.