Published on September 24, 2018 by Sean Flynt  
Author Alan Jacobs
Author Alan Jacobs

Samford University’s Core Texts program and Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host author Alan Jacobs for a series of lectures Oct. 1-2.

In addition to speaking with students, Jacobs will present a free public lecture titled “Why Reading Great Books Won’t Make You a Great Person” Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Baylor University, is the author of many books and articles on Christianity and the humanities, including How to Think: A Guide for the PerplexedThe Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of CrisisThe Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, and The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis. He also is a regular contributor to First Things, National Affairs, and Harpers.