Thursday, March 19, 2009

Faith of the Fathers: 'Rediscovering God in America' Screened at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The Washington College Republicans Club will present a screening of the film "Rediscovering God in America" at Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m.

The 2008 film featuring Newt Gingrich is based on his book of same title, which was a New York Times bestseller.

A simple walk through Washington, D.C., began a profound journey of personal discovery and renewal for Gingrich, one of America's most influential conservative politicians and commentators. At the National Archives, the immortal words from the Declaration of Independence that we "are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights" inspired Gingrich to ruminate on the degree to which the Founding Fathers considered basic human freedoms to be "Creator-endowed." Other sites around the nation's capital further buttressed Gingrich's growing contention that American principles were inextricably rooted in religious faith.

The film version of Gingrich's popular book offers a walking tour of Washington, D.C., guided by Gingrich and his wife Calista, highlighting monuments, government buildings and historic documents that appear to illustrate how a belief in God was central to American values and the underlying philosophies of American governance.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "Resdiscovering God in America" is free and open to the public.

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