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James Calvin Davis teaches ethics and Christian Studies at Middlebury College (VT). An expert on the role of religion in American democratic lifepast and presentDavis writes widely about the ways Christianity has contributed (positively and negatively) to American debates over economic equality, human rights, health care, education, justified violence, and religious freedom. In his writing, lecturing, and teaching, he insists that historical and theological perspectives offer needed wisdom for healthier public discourse in the US today.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a life-long Steelers fan, Davis lives in rural Vermont with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons and two dogs.