The College of Theology, Arts & Humanities at Concordia-Chicago will welcome Carl R. Trueman on April 22 at 4 p.m. as the next speaker in its Lectureship in Christianity, Humanities and Public Life. Trueman will deliver his lecture, “Reformation Thinking and the Modern Mind,” which will address the questions, “How do we reckon with the belief prevalent in some Christian circles that Protestantism is responsible for the ills of modernity? What resources does Protestant Christianity offer to address the pressing concerns of contemporary society?”

Carl R. Trueman

Born and raised in England, Trueman is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge (MA, classics) and Aberdeen (PhD, church history), and has taught on the faculties of the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen before moving to the United States in 2001 to teach at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA). In 2017-18 he was the William E. Simon visiting fellow in religion and public life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Since 2018, he has served as a professor at Grove City College in the Calderwood School of Arts and Humanities. He is widely published in both academic and popular circles, is a contributing editor at First Things and Touchstone Magazine, an opinion columnist at World magazine, and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His most recent books are The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Expressive Individualism, Cultural Amnesia, and the Road to Sexual Revolution (Crossway) and (with Bruce Gordon) The Oxford Handbook to Calvin and Calvinism (Oxford University Press).

Established in the fall of 2021, the Lectureship in Christianity, Humanities and Public Life is a biannual series designed to explore the intersection of and tensions within the humanities, science and the Christian faith. It is generously funded by Dr. and Mrs. C. Ross Betts.

The free event will take place in room 200 of the Christopher Center on Concordia-Chicago’s campus, located at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. ADA-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.