Over the last 30 years, western civilization has become synonymous, in many quarters, with racism, sexism, darkness, and oppression. In this talk, Dr. Bradley Birzer takes down these myths, noting that the West has traditionally embraced human dignity through voluntary sacrifice. He traces the West from the first philosopher, Heraclitus, to the American founding.
Monday, September 9, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm MT
Colorado Christian University
Leprino Hall 170
8787 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226
About Dr. Bradley Birzer
Bradley J. Birzer is Professor of History and Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College, where he has served on the faculty since 1999. Dr. Birzer earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1990), an M.A. in history from Utah State University (1992), and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University (1999). He teaches courses on the Civil War, the American West, Native Americans, Jacksonian America, and twentieth century Christian humanism. In 2002-2003 Dr. Birzer was voted Professor of the Year by Hillsdale College students.
Dr. Birzer has written In Defense of Andrew Jackson (2018); Russell Kirk: American Conservative (2015); Neil Peart: Cultural (Re)Percussions (2015); American Cicero: Charles Carroll of Carrollton (2010); Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson (2007); J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth (2003).