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Evangelicalism, Identity, and Culture: Challenges and Opportunities
February 15 - February 16$25
Sponsored by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Hamilton Dean’s Office: The evangelical church, especially in North America, has come to a serious time of self-reflection in the past few years. The clash with an increasingly secularized and polarized society is causing evangelicals to reflect deeply on their identity and how they interact with the culture. In the book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl Trueman traces the evolution of cultural shifts from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, leading to an ultra-individualized and psychologized understanding of the self. We have invited Dr. Trueman to join us in considering the implications of his analysis for the evangelical identity and mission. Join us for a two-day conference with Dr. Trueman and leading evangelical authors and scholars as we explore how the church can engage with modern culture through Christ-centered apologetics and missions.
Among the discussions with guest and Gordon-Conwell faculty speakers, author Collin Hansen will lead an exploration and analysis of the evangelical movement through the experiences of one of its foremost figures, Gordon-Conwell alumnus the late-Timothy Keller, as well as a reflection on evangelicalism in the West as part of global evangelicalism.