The Symposium


Dear Friends,

The Symposium book club will meet on Monday, March 19 at Princeton Seminary’s Adams House Living Room. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at MacKay Campus Center. Our regular meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Clarke Lounge in Erdman Hall (20 Library Place).

The book for this month is American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present by Philip Gorski. The author argues that the founders of the United States envisioned neither a Christian nation nor a secular democracy, but a “prophetic republic” blending a biblical ethical vision with the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. He seeks to show how the founders’ original vision for America is threatened by two rival traditions, religious nationalism and radical secularism. Jim Kraft will lead the discussion.

We look forward to seeing you.


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