WHERE ARE THE WATCHMEN? Theology in the Public Square
Earlier this year, Alan Jacobs wrote a piece in the September issue of Harper's Magazine titled "The Watchmen: What Became of the Christian Intellectuals?" Jacobs notes that only half a century ago serious Christian intellectuals held a prominent place on the national stage of America. Back in the 1930s the Hungarian sociologist Karl Mannheim argued that these intellectuals had a "special task to provide an interpretation of the world," to "play the part of watchmen in what otherwise would be a pitch-black night."
So, for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium, we ask "Where are the watchmen?" And, "What is the role of theology in the public square?"
We hope you can join us in Wichita, KS as Frederica Mathewes-Green, Martin Cothran, Bishop James Massa, Brian Zahnd and others lead us in a wonderful dialogue of love and truth on January 12-14, 2017.
More details and registration below.
Theology must witness before our world. . . . Theology must resound with the Good News, the kerygma. The theologian must speak to living people, to the living heart. ~Fr. Georges Florovsky