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President Jimmy Carter Delivers Sunday School Lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains Georgia, 30th April, 2017. Photo by Adam Jones and used under a Creative Commons By Attribution license, via wikimedia commons.
The Spiritual Life of Jimmy Carter
March 02, 2023
It is not shocking today to hear candidates running for President talk openly about their faith but back in 1976 it was a big deal.
Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains Georgia. Photo by Nicholas Pangere used under a Creative Commons By Attribution Non-Comercial license.
"Be Kind to the Person In Front of You" March 02, 2023
Jan Williams is a long-time Carter family friend and confidante, and for a period, served Mrs. Lillian Gorddy Carter as a personal secretary. Active in her church community throughout her life, Weaving from past to present, Williams recounts historical moments she witnessed and describes President Carter’s spiritual legacy that included working to support women’s access and inclusion in all spheres of church life.
Randall Balmer Ph.D. Courtesy Dartmouth College
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter" March 02, 2023
There have been many books about President Jimmy Carter. Still, only one squarely focuses on the historical and spiritual influences that shaped the faith life of the nation’s 39th president.  In the 2014 religious biography Redeemer, Randall Balmer describes how the controversial president’s rise and fall coincided with the decline of Christian progressives and the Religious Right and why he believes at several inflection points, Carter’s faith and spirituality have led him to take a path of redemption.

Randall Balmer, Ph.D.
Prize-winning historian and Emmy Award nominee, He holds the John Phillips Chair in Religion at Dartmouth. He earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1985 and taught as a Professor of American Religious History at Columbia University for twenty-seven years.

You can read more about How Evangelical Voters Swung From Carter to Trump.

President Jimmy Carte. Cincinati Ohio, 1st April 2014. Photo by Lewis Walace
Web Extra: Maureen Fieldler's interviews with President Jimmy Carter in 2014 March 02, 2023
In 2014, our founder Maureen Fiedler interviewed President Jimmy Carter shortly after his book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

Jimmy Carter
, 39th president of the United States, humanitarian, Sunday school teacher at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia

Maureen Fiedler is the chair of the board and served as the host of Interfaith Voices until February 2018. Maureen is also the editor of two books: Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women Religious Leaders in Their Own Words. 

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