Episode 37 | Reading for Restoration

Reading for Regeneration

In this episode, Jessica Hooten Wilson and Claude Atcho join Cherie Harder to discuss the countercultural practice of reading carefully and communally. This podcast is an edited version of an Online Conversation, which you can find with video and transcript, here.

If you’re interested in reading old books in community, we encourage you to check out our newly announced Bookclub Box. The Bookclub Box is designed to make it easy for you to host your own reading group. Each quarter will release a new box with a trio of curated, thematically linked Trinity Forum Readings. You’ll also get a discussion guide to spur conversation on each of the Readings, as well as some other great Trinity Forum items, including a tote bag, notepad, pen and bookmark.

Claude and Jessica discussed, Moses, Man of the Mountain, by  Zora Neale Hurston. This intriguing work is available as a Trinity Forum Reading with an introduction by Sho Baraka. They also discussed the life and writing of Frederick Douglass. His autobiography is available as a Trinity Forum Reading. Jessica referenced the writing of Flannery O’Connor. You can find her short story, Revelation, available as a Trinity Forum Reading.

Additional Recommended Readings

Lost Tools of Learning, Dorothy Sayers

The Loss of the University, Wendell Berry and Jacques Maritain