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Lessons from Hippo: Reading Augustine’s City of God in a Time of Crises

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Allen, Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, on the evening of Monday, September 19th.


A time of refreshments beginning at 6:45 will precede Dr. Allen's lecture, which begins at 7:15.


Title: "Lessons from Hippo: Reading Augustine’s City of God in a Time of Crises."


Description: The glorious city of Rome was invaded in August 410, leading to a new sense of vulnerability and an unsettled posture toward the future. Augustine wrote The City of God to respond to non-Christians regarding widely-circulating criticisms ofChristianity and also to school Christians about how to bear up in the tumults of turbulent times. We do well to learn from both of those aims as we think about apologetics and about discipleship in similarly turbulent times of crisis.