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Recorded on February 25, 2004

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life by Paul Kengor, Ph.D. is the first serious, comprehensive examination of Ronald Reagan's religious faith. In this spiritual biography, Kengor examines Reagan's vision of America as both a divinely ordained beacon of freedom and a nation chosen to place a stake in the future of communism. From his childhood in Dixon, Illinois to his later years as President of the United States, Ronald Reagan's religious faith was the single most consistent feature of his life. In God and Ronald Reagan, Kengor blends groundbreaking research and fascinating storytelling into a book that will forever change our understanding of one of the most influential presidents in history.

Dr. Paul Kengor, associate professor of political science at Grove City College, is a political author and commentator. He is nationally known for his work on Reagan, which has been featured in dozens of major national publications and media outlets. Dr. Kengor is also a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. He has served as a researcher and Adjunct Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., a Research Fellow at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy and member of the editorial board of Presidential Studies Quarterly.