The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

An America’s Founding and Future Lecture

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 4:30 pm
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Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College

Join us for a discussion with Professor Carl Trueman on his book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution.

Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trends—yet no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of the self. In this book, Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom—rather than the cause—of the human search for identity. 

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is an esteemed church historian and previously served as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal Imperative; Luther on the Christian Life; and Histories and Fallacies. Trueman is a member of The Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Location:

Bowen Hall 222