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Reading Augustine in a Time of Crisis
November 17, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with three interpreters of St. Augustine as they engage the questions posed by the multiple challenges of 2020. How can Augustine’s pastoral response to the sack of Rome speak to the fear and anxiety from the global pandemic? What political idolatry of today might Augustine diagnose? How might Augustine’s understanding of “exile” connect to the experiences of minority communities in the United States? How can Augustine’s thought be a bridge between different Christian traditions?
-James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University and author of On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-world Spirituality for Restless Hearts.
-Joseph Kelley is professor of religious and theological studies at Merrimack College and the editor of City of God: Abridged Edition.
-Gregory Lee is Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies at Wheaton College, Senior Fellow of The KellyWheaton Center for Early Christian Studies and theologian in residence at Lawndale Christian Community Church in Chicago.
* Note that UniteBoston is a sponsoring organization for this event, and UniteBoston’s Executive Director Kelly Fassett is one of the panelists who will be responding to the session *
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Boston, MA 02120 United States
- Greg Metzger