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      November 22, 2019

      Friday  12:15 PM

      56 Broadway
      New York, New York 10004

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      Dr. David Innes Launches Two Books: Christ and the Kingdoms of Men & Francis Bacon

      Join The King’s College community as we hear from Dr. David Innes about his two newest books, Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life and Francis Bacon, on Friday, November 22 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM in the 5th Floor City Room. Doors open at 12:00 PM, and lunch is provided. Registration required. About Dr. David Innes Professor Innes came to King’s to integrate faith with the study and teaching of politics. His interest in practical politics is apparent just from peeking into his office. His walls are covered with campaign material from the past half-century. Prof. Innes teaches the Foundations of Politics course in the Core as well as advanced courses in modern and Christian political thought and science, technology, and politics. His scholarly research has been the political philosophy of Francis Bacon, with articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy (1993), Piety and Humanity (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and Civil Religion in Political Thought (CUA Press, 2010). He has written on current politics in The Washington Times, American Thinker, The Daily Caller, and His books include The Voting Christian: Seeking Wisdom for the Ballot Box (2016) and Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (2011). He earned his Ph.D. from Boston College and has taught previously at Assumption College and Stonehill College in Massachusetts, and Geneva College in Pennsylvania. He served as a pastor for several years in Iowa and is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He lives on Long Island with his wife and four children. About Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life What are a Christian's civic responsibilities, and why? David Innes provides a principled political theology for understanding our civic "life together" in God's world. God calls our human officeholders and their civic business to a high moral purpose. His involvement in earthly rule reveals the nobility of political life—a practice it rarely conforms to but to which we should aspire. "David Innes has provided Christians with a book that will prove immensely helpful in encouraging Christians to think in a calm and sober manner about the role of politics in the life of the Christian and the role of the Christian in politics. ... In an era where politics seems defined by the medium of Twitter and the aesthetics of outrage, calm, deep reflection is desirable but not that easy to accomplish.  That is where David’s learning and ability to communicate important and often complicated ideas in a concise and clear manner is so helpful.  This book is not simply about the American politics of the moment; it is a class in how to think politically."   — CARL R. TRUEMAN, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College  About Francis Bacon We live in Francis Bacon’s world. Before him, populations had been subject to plague and famine on a scale difficult to imagine today. In arguing that nature could be understood and put to human service, Bacon changed the course of history, saving countless lives. In his quest to conquer nature, Bacon became the father of modern science but, as such, he introduced the scientism that has shaped the world since. In this engaging critical work, Innes provides a compelling Reformed analysis of a complex man’s complex legacy—and in so doing, shows us how to engage thoughtfully with scientific philosophies and technologies that surround us today. “Innes gives an insightful analysis of the sixteenth-century thinker Francis Bacon, whose vision was foundational to the rise of empirical science and technology. Indeed, Baconianism has become part of the very intellectual air we breathe, which is why it is crucial for Christians to think critically about Bacon’s influence—both on Western culture and on our own thinking. Innes skillfully disentangles the elements in Bacon’s thought that are compatible with biblical truth . . . from the elements that are contrary to biblical truth, and therefore destructive both personally and socially. . . . Innes is a reliable guide, and this book will be especially helpful to readers concerned about how science and technology have shaped the modern worldview.” —NANCY R. PEARCEY, Professor of Apologetics and Scholar-in-Residence, Houston Baptist University Contact Contact the Events and Production department at or 646-930-0624 with questions.

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