Reading/Discussion Groups

{ FALL 2014 READING/DISCUSSION GROUPS @ CTS }

The Art and Prophetic Witness of Hip Hop
led by Ronnie Bell and Lisa Holland

Charles Dickens: Christianity, Social Justice, and the City
led by Anthony Elia

WEB Dubois: The Souls of Black Folk
led by Monique Spells

Sigmund Freud
led by Liz Kennedy and David Clifford

Walter Rauschenbusch: Christianity and the Social Crisis
led by Nick Buck

Slavoj Žižek’s Theological Writings
led by Rob Saler

For more info, contact the bookstore. More information will be posted here (along with schedule of meetings) as that info is determined.


Topic: The Art and Prophetic Witness of Hip Hop
Sponsored by the Black Student Caucus
Reading through Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop by Adam Bradley
Led by Ronnie Bell and Lisa Holland (current MDiv students)


Topic: Charles Dickens: Christianity, Social Justice, and the City
Reading through the entire Dickens corpus over a couple years
Led by Anthony Elia (library director)


Topic: Sigmund Freud
Reading through some of the most significant and representative texts/lectures of the father of psychanalysis
Led by Liz Kennedy and David Clifford (current student and recent graduate MHC program)


Topic: Slavoj Žižek’s Theological Writings

Reading through several representative texts of one of the most popular and prominent contemporary philosophers

Led by Rob Saler (research fellow at CTS and director of clergy renewal programs)

This group will meet at 3pm on Thursdays in the CTS bookstore.

The first meeting date is September 4th.

This group will read through the following texts in this order:
Žižek and Theology by Adam Kotsko
Sublime Object of Ideology by Slavoj Žižek
The Fragile Absolute by Slavoj Žižek
The Puppet and the Dwarf by Slavoj Žižek
The Monstrosity of Christ by Slavoj Žižek and John Milbank


Topic: WEB DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
Reading through DuBois’ classic text, The Souls of Black Folk
Led by Monique Spells (senior admissions counselor)

This group will meet from 4:00-5:30pm on Thursdays in the Chapel Balcony at CTS.


Topic: Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis
Reading through Rauschenbusch’s influential Social Gospel text, Christianity and the Social Crisis
Led by Nick Buck (bookstore manager)

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