Dr. Robin Lauermann, professor of politics, edits this series

This post is the fifth of our new season, For Times Such as This.  If you have not yet done so, please read this season-opening post  for some brief context. 

Students in our politics and international relations capstone course just finished their second book of the course, Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most by Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally Linz.  In this recently released volume, the scholars in theology and religious studies walk their readers through traditions in thought from various religious and philosophical perspectives, encouraging them to evaluate a range of ideas.

Wading into the field of political science requires a carefully developed and nuanced foundation.  Students certainly received much food for thought from individuals across time and from around the world.  As an educator at an institution that seeks to help its students nurture their own authetic faith, it is my privilege to share a selection of their takes on the book and its impact on their thinking.  We unanimously invite you to read it as well!

Read on for the first student response


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