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Christianity in America: Bad or Anxious? featuring ROSS DOUTHAT & JOSEPH BOTTUM

February 12 6:30–8:00pm

Georgetown University, Riggs Library
Washington, DC

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Is the public square truly naked or just clothed in clownish attire? Have we lost God or are we now abasing ourselves before deities that promote health and wealth? Has Christianity fallen silent as a unifying social force or has it been drowned out by the din of chattering voices that appeal to our narcissism and consumerism?

Join us for an evening of conversation with Ross Douthat and Joseph Bottum.

In his new book, "An Anxious Age," Bottum gives an account of modern America as a morality tale, formed by its spiritual disturbances. Our dangerous spiritual anxieties, broken loose from the churches that once contained them, now madden everything in American life. Bottum is the author of three bestselling Amazon Kindle singles: "Dakota Christmas," "Wise Guy: A Christmas Tale," and "Nativity: A Christmas Tale," as well as books of poetry. His essays have been published in magazines and newspapers ranging from The Weekly Standard and The Atlantic to The Wall Street Journal.

As the youngest op-ed columnist in the history of The New York Times, Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most influential voices of his generation. In his recent book, "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics," he offers a masterful and forceful account of how American Christianity has lost its way—and why it threatens to take American society with it.

This event will take place at Georgetown University's Riggs Library, located in the south tower of Healy Hall. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Maca Pallares at mpallares@isi.org.

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