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Bill Tammeus, the former “Faith” columnist at The Kansas City Startook a copy of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump on a recent visit to the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in Cincinnati.

I will let him take it from here:

CINCINNATI — While I was here this past weekend for the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, I had with me a book that I’m reading for review, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump, by John Fea. (I’ll publish my review here on the blog a bit later.)

And in it I ran across the name of a divinity school in Cincinnati of which I’d never heard — Lane Theological Seminary. Fea, in describing the many fears that have plagued evangelicals across American history, notes that “Lyman Beecher, a well-known New England Congregationalist minister, became the first president of Lane. . .”

So I started hunting around (first online; later on the ground) and discovered — first on the Wikipedia entry on Lane to which I’ve linked you above and then on this Ohio History Connection site — that Lane was founded in 1830 and operated for 102 years before, finally, being merged into McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Read the rest here.  I am looking forward to Tammeus’s review!