University of Wisconsin-Madison Spiritual History Video

Upper House February 28, 2023

A Brief History of Faith at the University of Wisconsin-Madison” highlights some of the diverse leaders, professors, and places at UW-Madison connected to religious and spiritual claims, including John Bascom, Thomas C. Chamberlain, Edward Birge, Helen C. White, John Alexander, and Calvin DeWitt. Featured interviews include UW-Madison emeritus professors Charles C. Cohen, Mary Lou Daniel, and Robert Fryckenberg. Produced by Scott Wilson, “A Brief History of Faith” features the work of historian Daniel Hummel, Ph.D., Jon Dahl, and Susan Smetzer-Anderson, Ph.D.. It is narrated by Rebecca Cooks; technical support was provided by Daniel Johnson. Funded in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the opinions expressed in this video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation. (Upper House, an initiative of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation, is located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its mission is to curate transformative experiences for university students, faculty, staff, and the Madison community at large—to ignite theological curiosity, shape Christian identity, and equip people to live out their faith for the life of the world.)