Protestantism or Identity Politics

Combatting an American Heresy


Joshua Mitchell

A dinner event hosted by the davenant institute


Saturday, July 23, 2022


Bethesda Country Club

7601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817



Join us at this beautiful venue for drinks hors d’oeuvres, and a formal dinner to learn more about the Davenant Institute and the challenges facing our culture today. All proceeds from the event will go fund Davenant’s mission to advance and renew Christian wisdom for the contemporary church.

Keynote Address

Protestantism or Identity Politics:

Combatting an American Heresy

As the “great awokening” has upended American politics and society in recent years, few observers have offered a richer and more insightful analysis of its profoundly religious logic than Dr. Joshua Mitchell. Having lost its faith in Christ’s atonement, late modern society has sought to expunge its sins by exalting the guiltless victims of identity politics. The result is a new creed that can only be displaced by a revival of authentic Christian faith.



Opening drinks reception


Dinner is served


Keynote Address: Joshua Mitchell


Concluding Remarks: Davenant President Brad Littlejohn


Coffee and conversation

Our Speaker

Joshua Mitchell

Joshua Mitchell is a professor of political theory at Georgetown University. With his research focusing on the relationship between political thought and theology in the West, Mitchell has published articles in The Review of Politics, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Religion, APSR, and Political Theory. He is also the author of several books, including “The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and The American Future” and “Plato’s Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times.” His newest book, “Tocqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age,” expands the horizons of his work as he explores Middle Eastern identity – their allegiances to family, religion, and the world – in light of the swift political reform and reconstruction via the Arab Spring.

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Dress code

Members and guests are required to follow the established dress code. For men, a collared shirt with sleeves, mock turtlenecks, slacks, or pants. For ladies, a blouse or shirt (collared, collarless, or sleveless) with skirt, pants, hemmed shorts no shorter than mid-length. Denim is permitted but must be “tasteful” and “in good repair” with no holes, rips, tears, tatters, or frays.

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