2010 One School, One Book

The RTS library is pleased to announce that its 2010 One School One Book selection is To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World (Oxford University Press). In this thought-provoking book, James Davison Hunter argues that popular ways of conceiving of Christian efforts to “transform culture” have been fundamentally misguided, and he offers a bold new framework for rethinking Christian engagement with modernity.

Dr. Hunter is Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Dr. Hunter will come to RTS to speak about his book on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. On November 3, the reception will be held at 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by a lecture at 7:30 p.m. and a book signing at 8:30 p.m.

More about this book can be found at www.faithfulpresence.com. Pick up a copy at the RTS bookstore, start reading, and join the conversation! Sponsored during the fall semester by the campus library, One School One Book is a program that seeks to cultivate greater community life at Reformed Theological Seminary by corporate reflection on a recently published book of mutual interest and benefit. Where possible, the program culminates each year in a “meet the author” event on campus that includes a public lecture and a book signing.

Book Selections in Previous Years
2005: William Edgar, Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith
2006: Eugene Peterson, Eat this Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading
2007: Lauren Winner, Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity
2008: Darryl Hart, A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State
2009: John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

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