Gary Scott Smith

Gary Scott Smith is the retired chair of the history department at Grove City College and coordinates the humanities core. He is a fellow for faith & politics with The Center for Vision & Values, has published numerous articles in scholarly and popular journals, and has also penned chapters for several edited volumes on religion and society. In addition, he has authored or edited over 10 books, including Duty and Destiny: The Life and Faith of Winston Churchill (January 2021), Religion in the Oval Office (Oxford University Press, 2015), Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush (Oxford University press, 2006) and his latest release, Heaven in the American Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2011). In 2000, he received Grove City College’s first Professor of the Year award, and the next year he was named Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Smith earned a B.A. degree in psychology at Grove City College, a Master of Divinity degree at Gordon РConwell Theological Seminary near Boston, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at Johns Hopkins University.

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