Virtual Book Launch: ‘To Think Christianly: A History of L’Abri, Regent College and the Christian Study Center Movment’

Date(s) - May 28, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Please join us on Thursday, May 28 for the virtual book launch of “To Think Christianly: A History of L’Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center Movement” by Charles E. Cotherman.

This new release tells the story of a 50-year-old movement that has influenced generations of scholars and students in the United States and across the globe. In the late 1960s, when a new generation of evangelicals came of age in the midst of unprecedented cultural upheaval and educational opportunity, visionary leaders helped create a new type of institution: the Christian study center. With roots in Francis Schaeffer’s L’Abri community and Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Christian study centers are now ensconced at dozens of major research universities across the United States. There are nearly thirty affiliated study centers, each reflecting their unique milieus and endeavoring to inspire Christians to study, engage, and pray for culture more faithfully—in the words of Regent College’s founder James M. Houston, “to think Christianly.”

Historian Charlie Cotherman has spent the better part of a decade researching the genesis of the Christian study centers and their distinctive contributions. In this virtual book launch he will shed light on this compelling history and the movement’s bright future, as well as discuss the process of researching and writing his book.

Charlie Cotherman is pastor and planter of Oil City Vineyard Church in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He is the administrative director of the Project on Rural Ministry at Grove City College and has taught church history at Fuller Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

While Regent College and the Regent College Bookstore are co-sponsors, this virtual event is being hosted by Upper House, a Christian study center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Therefore, you must register in order to participate. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom link for the event.


*Note: this event is being held at 11:00am PST/1:00pm CST

Purchase your copy of the book through the Regent College Bookstore here.

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