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The Princeton Symposium

2013 - 2014 Schedule

The Princeton Symposium began almost eighty years ago as a book discussion group for members of the Seminary, the University, and area community.  This tradition has been continued by area clergy and interested individuals, and is open to all. Titles are chosen by the group each spring for the year ahead. If authors are local, they are invited to come and speak. Each program features dinner, followed by roundtable conversation. Participants are responsible for getting their own book and preparing for each discussion. The community is welcome to this time of fellowship and discussion. Please click here to see our Amazon booklist.

October 21, 2013

  • Book: A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Author: Elizabeth Taylor Dowling

January 27, 2014

  • Book: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Thomas Nelson, 2011)
  • Author: Eric Metaxas
  • To register, please click here.

February 17, 2014

  • Book: One Word that will Change Your Life (Wiley, 2012)
  • Authors: Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, Jon Gordon
  • To register, please click here.
  • This event will take place in Clarke Lounge in the Erdman Center, 20 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08540. Those who would like to meet for dinner in the Mackay cafeteria at 6 p.m. are welcome to do so. The book discussion will follow at 7 p.m. at Erdman.

March 17, 2014

  • Book: Frances & Bernard (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)
  • Author: Peter Lovenheim
  • To register, please click here.

April 21, 2014

  • Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Broadway Books, 2013)
  • Author: Susan Cain
  • To register, please click here.

May 12, 2014

  • Book: Enjoy the Decline (Self-published, 2012)
  • Author: Aaron Clarey
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September 15, 2014

  • Book: Coolidge (Harper First Edition, 2013)
  • Author: Amity Schlaes

October 20, 2014

  • Book: Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story (Liveright, 2013)
  • Author: Jim Holt

November 17, 2014

  • Book: Escape of Sigmund Freud (Overbrook Hardcover, 2012)
  • Author: David Cohen

Other Suggested Reading from the Princeton Symposium

Freeburg, Ernest
The Age of Edison

Elizabeth Scalia
Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

Ravitch, Diane
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Oates, Joyce Carol
The Accursed

Strayed, Cheryl
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Bloom, Howard
The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates

Silver, Marisa
Mary Coin

Wrinkle, Margaret
Wash

Pinker, Steven
The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Glenn Reynolds
An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths

Collins, Jim
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Wilson, Bee
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

Adam, David
Occasions for Alleluia

Contact Us

For more information, please inquire via e-mail, or call the Erdman Center at 609.497.7990.