First Things is launching a reading group to discuss classical readings that focus on the proper relationship between church and state. The readings include leading American statements about church and state, arguments from the ancient world, biblical material, and theological analysis from the Catholic and Protestant traditions. We will see how the understanding of the relationship varies with different understandings of the divine and of the purpose of the political community, as well as changing historical conditions.
Please join us for a book discussion and reception with First Things editor R. R. Reno and Sam Tanenhaus. In Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West, R. R. Reno argues that we are witnessing the return of the “strong gods”—the powerful loyalties that bind men to their homeland and to one another.
Now in its 32nd year, the Erasmus Lecture brings world-renowned speakers to New York—including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Gilbert Meilaender, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks—to address an audience of over five hundred people each year. The lecture also appears in the pages of First Things and on FirstThings.com.
First Things is pleased to host its 5th Annual Poetry Reading with Maryann Corbett.
First Things and Northeast Catholic College are pleased to invite our readers to New York City for a memorable weekend of seminars and lectures on the relationship between individuals and the common good.
First Things and the Christendom College are pleased to invite our readers to Washington, D.C., for a memorable weekend of seminars and lectures on the relationship between individuals and the common good.
Join us for a reception and conversation with novelist Randy Boyagoda.
Join us for a reception and conversation with Robert Louis Wilken.
Please join us at the opening reception for Kieran Dodds’s art exhibit, “Hierotopia: The Sacred Living Landscape.”