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Join us in Valentine Hall this Wednesday, November 2, from 5:30 to 7 pm for an evening with David Zahl, author of Low Anthropology. We’ll enjoy food and drink, and hear from David. He will also have copies of his book available for purchase that evening.
David Zahl is founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries. He wrote the critically acclaimed book Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It. He has also written for Christianity Today and the Washington Post. He lives with his wife and three boys in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church.
In his latest book Low Anthropology, he explores how our ideas about human nature influence our expectations in friendship, work, marriage, and politics. We all go through life with an “anthropology”–an idea about what humans are like. A high anthropology–thinking optimistically about human nature–can breed perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, loneliness, and resentment. Meanwhile, Zahl invites readers into a biblically rooted and surprisingly life-giving low anthropology, which fosters hope, deep connection with others, lasting love, vulnerability, compassion, and happiness.