This Trinity Forum Reading Collection features:
Politics and the English Language | Orwell’s classic 1946 essay reminds readers of the ways in which language shapes thought, and warns of the dangers of politicized, imprecise, and misleading language in corrupting public life.
Democracy in America | French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville went to America to learn why democracy had succeeded there when it had failed elsewhere. This reading contains some of his most pointed insights.
City of God | A provocative account of two competing arenas–the City of God and the Earthly City—each with different claims upon their citizens and opposing visions of justice and human flourishing.
William Wilberforce: A Man Who Changed His Times | This essay by John Pollock demonstrates beyond question that William Wilberforce was “a man who changed his times” and inspires readers to take similar stands against evil and injustice.
Letter From Birmingham Jail | King’s letter from Birmingham Jail is a manifesto articulating the urgency in redressing injustice, the interconnectedness of citizens, the necessity of discernment in responding rightly to unjust laws, and the demands of courage born of faith.
To Bigotry No Sanction | In this excerpt George Washington writes on the subject of religious freedom and persecution, desiring “a Government which to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance.”
Abraham Lincoln: The Spiritual Growth of a Public Man | Examines Lincoln’s spiritual journey in the midst of extraordinary hardship, opposition, and loss.