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The City of God in a Secular Age

James K. A. Smith will help us examine politics through the lens of liturgy in the context of understanding what it means to live in a secular age.

Join us at our inaugural Eighth Day Colloquium with James K. A. Smith facilitating a dialogue of love and truth among Catholic, Orthodox & Protestant Christians leaders. We'll explore how our analysis of political institutions would look different if we viewed them as incubators of love-shaping practices.

THE SPEAKER


JAMES K. A. SMITH

Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College

Author of the Cultural Liturgies Trilogy

James K. A. Smith joined us for our fifth annual Eighth Day Symposium back in 2015 to lead us in a dialogue of love and truth on "The Recovery of Mystery in a Secular Age." We're delighted to have him back for the inaugural Eighth Day Colloquium as we study the third installment of his Cultural Liturgies project: Awaiting the King. In his introduction to the book below, he describes it as a "way to think about politics liturgically." Check out the full schedule below and then sign up to join us for an engaging weekend of learning.

Awaiting the King is a book that should be read widely by anyone interested in addressing the fundamental questions of church and politics.

Stanley Hauerwas

Duke Divinity School

THE AGENDA


Thursday, February 22

6:30 pm:   Free Hall of Men & Sisters of Sophia Sponsored Public Lecture on St. Augustine of Hippo at Chapel Hill UMC. Co-sponsored by Chapel Hill UMC & Church of the Resurrection CEC. Reserve your seat here.


8:00 pm:   Welcome Reception at Eighth Day Books


Friday, February 23

9:00 am:   Eighth Day Convocation and Introduction followed by Session 1 on Awaiting the King at Newman University, Jabara Flexible Theater in DeMattias Fine Arts Center


10:30 am:   Break


11:00 am:   Ninth Hour Prayer followed by Session 2


12:30 pm:   Lunch


2:00 pm:   Debriefing Session and Fellowship at The Ladder and Bookstore Shopping. Dinner on Your Own. 


7:00 pm:   Public Lecture on You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit at First Evangelical Free Church. Sponsored by First Evangelical Free Church. Reserve your seat here.

Saturday, February 24

9:00 am:   Eighth Day Convocation and Introduction followed by Session 3 on Awaiting the King at Newman University, Jabara Flexible Theater in DeMattias Fine Arts Center


10:30 am:   Break


11:00 am:   Ninth Hour Prayer followed by Session 4


12:30 pm:   Lunch


2:00 pm:   Debriefing Session and Fellowship at The Ladder and Bookstore Shopping.

THE TICKETS

Take advantage of early registration rate & sign up by Feb. 17!

OR

Sign up to support Eighth Day Institute's mission of renewing culture for as little as $35/month with a trial Eighth Day Membership and  you'll receive a FREE pass, plus all the other perks, including a 10% discount at Eighth Day Books! 

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THE VENUES


Eighth Day Colloquium
February 23-24
NEWMAN UNIVERSITY: Jabara Flexible Theater in DeMattias Fine Arts Center
Sponsored by The Gerber Institute

Public Lecture on St. Augustine
6:30 pm on Thursday, February 22
Suggested Donation $10

Sponsored by Chapel Hill UMC, Church of the Resurrection CEC, Hall of Men & Sisters of Sophia

Public Lecture on ​James K. A. Smith's
You Are What You Love
7:00 pm on Friday, February 23
Suggested Donation $10

Sponsored by First Evangelical Free Church

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