Inaugural Year Symposium: “Culture Shifts: Christian Engagement in a Changing World”
On Tuesday, February 26, James Davison Hunter, who's known for his historical perspective and deep faith, provided new insights into the role of the Christian in the late modern world.
In his new book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, Hunter uncovers the problems he sees in world-change efforts undertaken in the name of Christian engagement, largely due to a flawed understanding of the nature of culture and how it changes. Hunter proposes that Christians pursue a “faithful presence,” which he says can bring human flourishing, fairness, truth, and beauty. Hunter is the LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Friday, March 01, 2013