(Un)Holy Spies lecture to discuss first intelligence agency

October 10, 2016

Halle Thornton

hthornto@uccs.edu

     Government intelligence agencies that we know of are not always what they seem, according to author of “American Apocalypse” Matthew Sutton.

     Sutton, who is also an Edward R. Meyer distinguished history professor at Washington State University will discuss the rise of the first U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and its relationship to God at UCCS.

     (Un)Holy Spies: Religion and Espionage in World War II will take place on Oct. 11 from 6-7:15 p.m. in Columbine 128.

     Sutton’s book discusses the CIA’s religious ties, along with Chinese missionaries that operated as spies behind Japanese lines, according to Paul Harvey, chair of the Department of History.

     Harvey served as a mentor to Sutton. Harvey and Sutton originally met at the Young Scholars in American Religion seminar in 2007, and remained close since, according to Harvey.

     Harvey’s class, Religion and Politics in America, will have a private discussion with Sutton as part of the event. Sutton will host a 30-minute question and answer forum following his lecture as well.

     For more information about the event, contact Jeff Scholes at jscholes@uccs.edu, or Paul Harvey at pharvey@uccs.edu.