Samford University’s Colloquium on American Citizenship will host a free public lecture by Carl Trueman Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Regions Room of Brock School of Business. Trueman is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College, and author of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, hailed by political commentator Ben Shapiro as " the most important book of our moment."
The lecture, supported by a grant from the Jack Miller Center, is the second event hosted by the colloquium, which aims to explore the meaning and purpose of citizenship in light of the Western intellectual heritage, American Constitutional government, free market economics and Judeo-Christian ideals. James R. Stoner, Jr. presented the first lecture in October.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.