Posted on February 9, 2017 by Chester Ronning Centre

Join us on Friday March 3rd, at 4 pm in Wahkohtowin Lodge (Forum, lower level) for Memory, Imagination, and Community: A Book Launch. Dr. Joseph Wiebe and Dr. Ian Wilson will discuss their newly published books. No RSVP needed. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Below are descriptions of the …

Join us on Friday March 3rd, at 4 pm in Wahkohtowin Lodge (Forum, lower level) for Memory, Imagination, and Community: A Book Launch. Dr. Joseph Wiebe and Dr. Ian Wilson will discuss their newly published books. No RSVP needed. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Below are descriptions of the two books.

The Place of Imagination, by Joseph R. Wiebe

Wendell Berry teaches us to love our places—to pay careful attention to where we are, and to live in ways that are not captive to the mastery of cultural, social, or economic assumptions about our life in these places. Creation has its own integrity and demands that we confront it. In The Place of Imagination, Joseph R. Wiebe argues that this confrontation is precisely what shapes our moral capacity to respond to people and to places. Wiebe contends that Berry manifests this moral imagination most acutely in his fiction.

Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah, by Dr. Ian Wilson

Dr. Ian Wilson’s book Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah (Oxford University Press, 2017) examines how monarchy functioned as an object of social remembering for ancient Judeans. In doing so, it makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the literary culture and community that produced the books of the Bible.

 


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