Trueman to discuss ‘the Modern Self’ with D.C.’s Faith and Law

Dr. Carl R. Trueman, professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College, will discuss the transformation of the notion of human identity and his new book with a faith-based group of Washington D.C. policymakers.

Trueman, a well-known Reformation historian, author and frequent contributor to conservative cultural and religious outlets such as First Things, Public Discourse and The Gospel Coalition, will address Faith and Law’s Friday Forum at noon on Sept. 25. The virtual event is open to all who register on Faith and Law’s website: faithandlaw.org.

His forthcoming book “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution” is getting rave advance reviews and drawing the attention of the publishing world. Bruce Riley Ashford, professor of Theology and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary called the book “perhaps the most significant analysis and evaluation of Western culture written by a Protestant during the past fifty years.”

Publishers Weekly recently featured a Q&A with Trueman on its website (publishersweekly.com) to promote the Nov. 24 release of “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.” Several other media outlets are expressing interest in the book.

Faith and Law brings a wide variety of distinguished speakers before Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staff to address contemporary political and cultural issues. Events are usually held in either a House or a Senate committee room, but in deference to social distancing dictated by the coronavirus pandemic, the lecture series has gone virtual. That allows the organization to expand its audience, Executive Director Lauren Noyes said.

“One of the advantages of not being confined to a House or Senate Committee room for the time being is that we are able to reach interested folks across the country, greatly expanding our reach. We love reaching Grove City College alumni and friends,” she said.

Trueman previously served as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University.  Prior to that, he served on the faculties of Westminster Theological Seminary, PA, the University of Aberdeen,and the University of Nottingham. He holds a Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Aberdeen and an M.A. in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

In addition to ““The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self,” Trueman has written or edited more than a dozen books, including: “Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556;” “John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man;” "Histories and Fallacies;" and “The Creedal Imperative.” In addition to his writing and teaching, he co-hosts The Mortification of Spin podcast.

For more information about Faith and Law’s Friday Forum, or to register, visit faithandlaw.org.

“The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution,” is available for preorder at Amazon and other online booksellers.

Trueman to discuss ‘the Modern Self’ with D.C.’s Faith and Law

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