Category Archives: Special Events

Book Discussion: Reformation! Luther Steps Forward

Martin Luther nails the 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, 31 Oct. 1517. Painting, 1872, by Ferdinand Pauwels.

Since the publication of How the Irish Saved Civilization in 1995, Thomas Cahill has been acclaimed as one of America’s most inviting and evocative scholars of history and culture. In Heretics and Heroes (2013), Cahill surveys the creativity and tumult, the spirituality and violence of the Renaissance and Reformation.

At our meeting on Thursday February 15, we will focus on Chapter 4: “Reformation! Luther Steps Forward.” Dr. Daniel Gilbert, professor of theology and church history, will lead our conversation. The chapter is only 21 pages long, so if you haven’t had time for one of our previous book discussions, this is a great opportunity. The meeting will take place at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room. Tea and a snack will be served.

For a free copy of the reading, email Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

Distance students and faculty are invited to join the discussion via Google Hangouts. Contact Harold for a link to the live discussion.

Jumpstart Your Research – A Library Workshop

Don't let this be you... Don’t let this be you…

What:  Mini-workshops & research help

When: Tuesday, February 6th, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: On campus – Library, First Floor Gallery or
Online –
Blackboard Library Resource Center via Collaborate Ultra

The Library Resource Center is located in Blackboard. Self-enroll to have access while you are a student at Regent.

Northanger Abbey: Book Discussion with Dr. Carrie White

Mystery! Romance! Dark abbey! (Bright, sunny comedy)

On Thursday, October 26, at 12:00, the Library Book Club will discuss Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen.

Northanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland, a young, enthusiastic reader of Gothic novels. The romantic tales and dark landscapes feed her imagination. What could be more exciting and remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? But when, ordinary life takes a more sinister turn, circumspection is reaffirmed alongside comedy in Austen’s shortest and most lighthearted work.

Our discussion will take place in the Library Conference Room. Dr. Carrie White will lead our conversation. Whether you’re a confirmed Janeite or just wondering what novels about upper-class English society in the nineteenth century could possibly teach you about life, this event is for you. Austen-appropriate refreshments will be served.

The Library has several copies of Nothanger Abbey in print and e-book formats. Most public library systems also offer the book on CD and downloadable audiobook.

Distance students and faculty are encouraged to join us live via Google Hangouts, Google’s free, easy-to-use videoconferencing software. Click here to request a link to the discussion.
For the complete 2017-2018 schedule of book discussions, see the Library Book Club
webpage.

Image Credit: https:hauntedhearts.wordpress.comcategorynorthanger-abbey-by-jane-austen

Library Book Club 2017-2018 Schedule

Painting by Sister Isabella Guerra (see image credit below).

The Library Book Club is excited to announce announce its tenth year of book talks and discussions, featuring works chosen to give pleasure, and just maybe, a little instruction. As always, we have tried to select a list that will appeal to a variety of interests, with both classic and contemporary fiction as well as thought-provoking works of non-fiction.

This year we begin with something truly different. As a tie-in to Regent’s Movie on the Lawn showing of Wonder Woman on September 16, the Book Club is sponsoring a discussion on approaching the film from a Christian perspective. Dr. Pete Fraser, professor of film and literature, will lead our conversation. This special event will take place on Friday, September 22

Here it the complete schedule for 2017-2018:

Month Author Title Date & Time September Patty Jenkins, director Wonder Woman Sept 22, 2:00 October Jane Austen Northanger Abbey Thur, Oct 26, 12:00 November Os Guinness Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times Nov 10, 12:00  December Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Dec 8, 12:00 January Thomas Cahill Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World Feb 15,
12:00
February Chaim Potok The Chosen Mar 22, 12:00 March-April Rod Dreher

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

May 24, 12:00
As always, it is not necessary to complete the book in order to come to a discussion. The overriding purpose of the Library Book Club is to encourage members of the Regent and CBN communities to make time in their schedules for reading. For more information about the Library Book Club, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu. If you would like to receive announcements of upcoming discussions and events, follow the Library on Facebook or Google+.Image Credit: Painting by Sister Isabella Guerra, a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa Lucia, Zaragoza in Spain. For information about Sister Isabella and examples of her work, see Lines and Colors (blog) at http:linesandcolors.com20111113isabel-guerra.John Marcellus Huston