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Primer on Protestant Philosophy, Ethics, and Politics
July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Come and join us this summer at beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene for five days of intensive study into the intellectual foundations for faithful Protestant public witness and citizenship.
As Protestantism celebrates her 500th birthday this year, many are wondering just how enthusiastically we should celebrate. In recent years, a series of intellectually fashionable narratives have alleged that the Reformation gave us the disenchanted world of modernity—weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable—not to mention the rampant individualism that has sapped the foundations of public morality and justice. And given the shallowness and historical rootlessness of much modern evangelicalism, the charges seem to stick.
In this intensive five-day primer (July 31- August 4th, 2017) taught by leading evangelical blogger and writer Dr. Alastair J. Roberts, students will dig deeper into the intellectual riches of their faith to discover a Protestantism more rooted in the classical and catholic traditions and more able to confront the challenges of modernity. Orienting lectures from Dr. Roberts, and readings from E.A. Burtt, C.S. Lewis, Richard Hooker, John Ruskin, and Oliver O’Donovan will serve as the foundation for wide-ranging Socratic discussions in which students will be encouraged to bring their own questions and hammer out answers in charitable discussion and debate. Days will begin and end with prayer and worship, and meals will be prepared and enjoyed together.
During your spare time, enjoy the lake at its best time of year and the vibrant resort town of Coeur d’Alene nearby.