The Symposium book club will meet on Monday, March 18 at Princeton Seminary’s Center for Continuing Education. Dinner will be in the MacKay Campus Center cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. Please note that the meeting this month will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Adams House living room (12 Library Place), not in our usual place in Erdman Hall.
The book for this month is the novel
When the English Fall
by David Williams. The author writes that he would get strange reactions when he told people the book he was working on was “postapocalyptic Amish fiction” It is a thought-provoking story based on the idea of a devastating solar storm which wipes out the electrical infrastructure of modern technology-based society. Through the eyes of an Amish farmer and journal-writer we see the contrast between the continuing Amish way of life and the resulting chaos in the “English” (i.e. non-Amish) community. In the true sense of the word apocalypse, the story reveals previously hidden values of both cultures and challenges us to think about what really matters. Pat Lasusky will lead the discussion.
We look forward to seeing you. As always, guests are welcome.