Book Reading
Location: Hertzog Hall
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Price: $5
Contact: Barbara Fillette
Phone: 732-247-5241 ext. 154
Email: bfillette@nbts.edu
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Gather in Hertzog Hall on Thursday, January 30th. Meet the author - talk about the book. Dinner and presentation in Hertzog Hall, 5:00-6:15. (Linger afterwards if you desire more conversation with one another and with Lynn.) Lynn Japinga recently published Loyalty and Loss: The Reformed Church in America, 1945-1994. You are invited to meet with her to discuss themes from the book and ask questions. If you have read the book, that's great, but if you haven't, you have probably experienced at least some of what she describes, so you are welcome either way! In the last 70 years, since the end of WWII, the RCA has experienced significant conficts over ecumenism, the intepretation of the Bibe, and the nature of the church. In the late 1940s, the late 1960s, and the late 1970s, conflict was so severe that there was talk of division. Each time, the RCA got through the crisis, in part because of the family feel and strong connections within the denomination. Lynn will provide a brief overview of the history of the RCA from 1945 to 1994, with a focus on conflict and attempts at resolution. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5. RSVP to bfillette@nbts.edu