James Hudnut-Beumler: “Religious Identity in the New Century”


Watch James Hudnut-Beumler, who will step down this summer as dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School, give a talk on the evolution of American religious trends during his school leadership.

“Overall, we will consider what future historians will make of the era that we have just been through,” Hudnut-Beumler said. “Issues to consider include the rise of the so-called ‘Nones’ in American religion, decline of Protestant identification and increased use of the adjective ‘non-denominational’ to describe churches and people.”

Hudnut-Beumler, who is the Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, plans to return to full-time teaching after a year’s sabbatical.