Paul Kengor, Author of A Pope and a President, to Speak at Eureka College March 7

Feb 21 2019

For its next event of 2019, the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College is hosting author Paul Kengor for a presentation on his latest book, A Pope and A President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century.

Kengor, a professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, will speak in the Terrill Room of the Donald B. Cerf Center on March 7 at 7 p.m.

In A Pope and A President, Kengor shines a light on the low-profile but deep relationship that President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II shared during their time in power. He argues that historians have failed to recognize the significance of the unlikely spiritual bond formed between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president. They found a common purpose in confronting Soviet communism and were brought together by surviving near-death experiences. And by the end of their lives, they identified one another not just as allies, but as friends.

The author of over a dozen books, including many about Reagan, Kengor has written extensively about politics, faith and history.

The event, which is open to the public, will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:30, followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. and a book signing afterwards. Please RSVP by contacting 877-892-7823 or by emailing

Long before he was president, Ronald Reagan was a vital member of the Eureka College community and a graduate of the 1932 class. The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College is dedicated to helping President Reagan’s alma mater study, teach and share the same lessons and values President Reagan learned from Eureka College and used in his lifetime of leadership roles.

Founded in 1855 by abolitionists from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College is the smallest presidential alma mater in American history and an internationally known leadership and liberal arts college serving 700 students.



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