Joseph Loconte

Plenary Address

“The Luther Option: The Call to Public Life”

Dr. Loconte explores the Christian doctrine of calling, which Martin Luther helped to re-introduce and revitalize during the Reformation. We’ll learn how the biblical doctrine of calling influenced the lives of transformative figures in the West, and why it is vital to our own lives of Christian discipleship.

Joseph Loconte

Joseph Loconte is Associate Professor of History at The King’s College (New York), where he teaches Western Civilization and American Foreign Policy.

Loconte is the author of The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt and God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West. His other books are The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler’s Gathering Storm and Seducing the Samaritan: How Government Contracts Are Reshaping Social Services. His most recent work is A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War : How J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918.

He contributes to the London-based Standpoint Magazine and Italy’s La Stampa, and he now serves as a senior fellow at the Trinity Forum and as an affiliated scholar at the John Jay Institute. He previously was a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy in Washington D.C. and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.

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