Daniel T. Rodgers is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught American cultural and intellectual history for more than thirty years. His award-winning books include The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 (1978); Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics since Independence (1987); and Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998). His most recent book, an intellectual history of the 1970s and 1980s entitled The Age of Fracture (2011), won the Bancroft Prize. He is currently completing a book that explores the twists and turns in the history of John Winthrop's sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity," from its writing in 1630 to the present.
This lecture is based on Rodger's book and explores the twists and turns in the history of John Winthrop's Model of Christian Charity from its writing in 1630 to the present.