In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.Mortimer J. Adler
The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis by Alan Jacobs
Wednesdays, January 27-March 17, 12-1pm on Zoom
“By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious natinos were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals—Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others—sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world.” – from the book’s dust jacket
Join us to discuss this timely and insightful work by Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.
Science & Faith: Friends or Foes? by John C. Collins
“Many believers worry that science undermines the Christian faith. Instead of fearing scientific discovery, Jack Collins believes that Christians should delight in the natural world and study it. God’s truth will stand against any challenge and will enrich the very scientific studies that we fear.” – from the book’s back cover
This book will take some time. We will likely begin reading it late Spring or early Summer.
We believe that many Ball State students (and others in the community) wrestle with these issues regularly, and so we want to give plenty of time for the word to spread about this group.
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