PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND PRECISIANISM

Richard Hooker on Why We Can't Get Along

Thursday, Feburary 18th
8pm ET

The Davenant Fellows Lectures
AN ONLINE LECTURE WITH Q&A

“Washington, DC - January, 6 2021: Trump supporters rioting at the US Capitol.”

American society today is polarized in the most intense ideological conflict for generations.

The pandemic, anti-racism riots, and election of 2020 have all intensified the sense that that although we share a nation, many of us feel we live in a different country to our neighbours. The violence on Capitol Hill which began 2021 only proved this point further.

In many quarters, the church has been swept up into these conflicts. Disagreements over recent events and "how we got here" have threatened to split congregations and denominations, especially for any who have long resided somewhere under the label of evangelicalism.

Where does this conflict come from, and why does it seem to take on a life of its own? How can Christians diagnose and defuse the sources of conflict, while also standing up for principles that are worth fighting for?

In this lecture, Dr. Bradford Littlejohn will use the striking insights of sixteenth-century theologian and political philosopher Richard Hooker to shed a spotlight on how we can get carried away by our convictions into ideological and political wars of mutually assured destruction - and how we can find our way out of them.

Attendees will then have the chance to participate in an extended Q&A time.

Brad Littlejohn

Dr. Bradford Littlejohn

Ph.D, University of Edinburgh

President of The Davenant Institute

Senior Fellow at the Edmund Burke Foundation

Author of "The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty", "Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work", "The Two Kingdoms: A Guide for the Perplexed" and "The Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity"

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