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Faith and Politics in a Fractured World

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:00PM - Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 4:30PM PDT

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In an international political scene characterized by realities such as the Eurozone crisis, divisive party politics, continued polarization of the American electorate along religious lines, and a wave of civil uprisings in the Arab world, this conference offers world-class speakers exploring fresh and meaningful ways of addressing the fractured nature of politics in our world.

Join us this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend as four prominent Christian thinkers—Ross Douthat, James K.A. Smith, Peter Leithart, and Hans Boersma—discuss and debate the political issues of our time and speak to a Christian community that is called to bring reconciliation to an “Age of Fracture.” Hosted by John Stackhouse.

This event is co-sponsored by the Marketplace Institute at Regent College and the Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue.

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Speakers

Ross Douthat (New York Times)

Ross Douthat is the youngest regular op-ed writer in the history of the New York Times, and the author of the best-selling book Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.

James K.A. Smith (Calvin College)

James K.A. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and academic program coordinator for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Peter Leithart (New St. Andrews College)

Peter Leithart is the Senior Theology Scholar at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho and a contributing editor for Touchstone and First Things magazines.

Hans Boersma (Regent College)

Hans Boersma is the J.I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College and the Co-Director of the Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue.

Roundtable discussions will follow each presentation.

Ross Douthat photo credit: Gilbert Cisneros/UVUReview.com

Schedule

Friday, October 5

7:00 pm

Ross Douthat (New York Times),
“How Religion Went Bad: Christianity in an Age of Heresy”

Saturday, October 6

9:00 am

Hans Boersma (Regent College)
“Politics and Faith: Who Will Put Humpty Dumpty Together Again?”

11:00 am

Peter Leithart (New St. Andrews College)
“Bowls of Blood and Incense: The Politics of Martyrdom”

1:30 pm

James K.A. Smith (Calvin College)
“Holy Ambivalence: Secular Liturgies, Divine Politics?”

3:30 pm

Conclusion


Roundtable discussions will follow each presentation with responses from Regent faculty and friends, and audience Q&A.

Costs

Conference fee: $88

For more information, please contact Regent Bookstore at 604.228.1820 or [email protected]

Location
Regent College Chapel


Speaking at this Event

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Ross Douthat

Columnist (New York Times)

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James K.A. Smith

Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Congregational and Ministry Studies (Calvin College)

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Peter Leithart

Senior Fellow of Theology (New St. Andrews College)

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Hans Boersma

Research Professor of Theology (Regent College)

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John Stackhouse

Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development, Crandall University (Crandall University)


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