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The de-Christianization of many Western societies has not encouraged a movement towards Christian unity. Instead, new lines of division have emerged, ones which ecclesial structures have been unable to navigate without new forms of Christian conflict. This talk will examine some of the dynamics at work in this newly divisive context, and analyze elements that inform alternative ecumenical witness, such as the Chemin Neuf Community

The War of All Against All:
Aristocracy and the Revolt of the Masses

presented by Patrick J. Deneen

First Things Lecture
Hosted by

Austin Graduate School of Theology


7:00 pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 

University Avenue Church of Christ (map & directions)
1903 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78705

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Patrick J. Deneen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and holds the David A. Potenziani Chair of Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame in 2012, he taught at Princeton University (1997-2005) and Georgetown University (2005-2012). From 2005 to 2007 he served as principal Speechwriter and Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Information Agency.  He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University, and has also studied at the University of Chicago, Trinity College, Dublin, and several universities in Germany. His books include The Odyssey of Political TheoryDemocratic Faith, Conserving America?and the forthcoming book Why Liberalism Failed, to be published with Yale University Press in January 2018.  He is also co-editor of three books and author of many articles and reviews that have appeared in both academic and more popular journals such as First ThingsCommonweal, and The American Conservative.